Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams Headed to Trial Due to ‘Blurred Lines’ Controversy
The controversy surrounding Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' continues. A federal judge has ruled that the copyright-infringement lawsuit Marvin Gaye's children filed against Thicke and Pharrell Williams will go to trial in 2015.
U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt found that Gaye's family had "a genuine dispute" on their hands because many of the musical elements in 'Blurred Lines' are similar to that in Gaye's 'Got to Give It Up,' the AP reports.
Gaye's children slammed Thicke and Williams with the lawsuit last year, and due to the findings after depositions were heard, the final decision may be in their favor. Depositions from the 'Blurred Lines' creators revealed that Thicke did not have a hand in the songwriting for the track and he was also on drugs during its creation.
However, the artists' lawyer, Howard King, said that Thicke and Williams have a great chance at winning the trial because the judge limited the analysis to the compositions -- not how people listen to the two tracks.
"Since the compositions at issue are completely different, we remain confident of prevailing at trial," King wrote.
The trial is scheduled to start on Feb. 10, 2015, in Los Angeles.
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