Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams were ordered to pay $5 million for copying part of which Marvin Gaye song in their hit “Blurred Lines”?
- “Got to Give It Up”:“Blurred Lines” is a song by Robin Thicke featuring rappers T.I. and Pharrell Williams. The song became the subject of a bitter legal dispute with the family of Marvin Gaye, who argued the song infringed on copyrights to Gaye’s 1977 single “Got to Give It Up”. Williams and Thicke were found liable for copyright infringement by a federal jury. The unanimous jury awarded Gaye’s family 5.3 million in damages Gaye was awarded posthumous songwriting credit for “Blurred Lines” based on the royalties pledged to his estate.
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