Marvin Gaye’s Family Go After T.I., Record Companies in ‘Blurred Lines’ Case

Blurred Lines

A verdict in the “Blurred Lines” trial may have been reached– ordering that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams pay Marvin Gaye’s family $7.4 million in profits and damages– but the fight isn’t over for the family believes there are more people who need to pay up.

The Gaye family is now pushing for the judge to “correct” the jury’s verdict to add , Universal Music, Interscope Records, Star Trak Entertainment to the list of infringers. They also want the judge to overrule the jury’s decision to exonerate T.I. (real name Clifford Harris) for contributing a verse on the song.

The motion reads:

“The jury found that the song ‘Blurred Lines’ infringes upon the musical copyright ‘Got to Give it Up’ but imposed liability only on Plaintiffs Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Williams’ publishing entity, More Water From Nazareth Publishing, Inc. As a matter of law, all members of the distribution chain are liable for copyright infringement, including co-writer of the song ‘Blurred Lines,’ Clifford Harris, Jr. [also known as T.I.] and the Interscope Parties, who manufactured, licensed, distributed, and sold the infringing song, both as a single and as part of the album Blurred Lines.”

The issue presented by the family is important not only because it might represent more reparations for Gaye’s family , but also because it could influence the judge’s decision about whether to order an injunction pertaining to further distribution of “Blurred Lines.”

Meanwhile, Robin Thicke and Pharrell’s attorney is preparing an appeal in the original verdict.

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