Pharrell and Robin lose lawsuit over “Blurred Lines,” Marvin Gaye copyright case (VIDEO).

Jury Rules That Pharrell and Robin Thicke Copied “Blurred Lines,” Owe $7.3 Million

Jury Rules That Pharrell and Robin Thicke Copied “Blurred Lines,” Owe $7.3 Million

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March 10 2015 6:03 PM

Jury Rules That Pharrell and Robin Thicke Copied “Blurred Lines,” Owe $7.3 Million

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In a move unsurprising, perhaps, to anyone following the painful details of this unfortunate copyright trial, a jury today found Pharrell and Robin Thicke’s 2013 hit “Blurred Lines” far too similar to the Marvin Gaye 1977 classic “Got to Give It Up.”

As the AP reports, the musicians have been ordered to pay Gaye’s estate $7.3 million, which puts a pretty large dent in the earnings they’ve collected from the tune—testified to be at around $5 million for each

Aisha Harris is a Slate culture writer and host of the Slate podcast Represent.