Copyright Infringement or Mere Inspiration?

Remember when attorneys for Robin Thicke and Pharrell filed a lawsuit which was basically a preemptive strike against the Estate of Marvin Gaye on the issue of whether the song “Blurred Lines” infringed on  Mr. Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up“?  Well, it didn’t have the effect that the plaintiffs envisioned – the defendant, the Estate of Mr. Gaye, ended up with a $5.3 Million judgment on a counterclaim for copyright infringement against the plaintiffs.

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