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Blurring the lines between infringement and inspiration

The ‘Blurred Lines’ copyright verdict could create a dangerous precedent that stifles creativity in musicians.  This is a case where no lyrics or melody were directly copied, rather the infringement was found in the similarity between the ‘feel’ of Marvin Gaye’s… 1,034 more words

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Infringement v. Homage: Pharrell Williams, et al. v. Bridgeport Music Inc., et. al.

By: Callie L. Pioli

The music industry did not get far into 2015 before delivering a blockbuster copyright case. Pharrell Williams’ and Robin Thicke’s 2013 hit… 344 more words

Legal Developments

Emily Ratajkowski hot model

Emily Ratajkowski hot model

Emily Ratajkowski is an American model and actress with an estimated net worth of $500 thousand.

Born on June 7, 1991 in Westminster, London, England to American parents, Emily Ratajkowski’s name rose to prominence after her performance in the music video “Blurred Lines” which was interpreted by Robin Thicke. 166 more words

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Family of the Late Marvin Gaye Fighting with Each Other Over The Awarded Fortune

If you had any doubt that the Gaye family was just trying to get a quick buck suing Pharrell and Robin Thicke for “Blurred Lines,” you need look no further than Marvin Gaye’s sisters Zeola and Jeanne Gaye who are now upset that they won’t be seeing a dime from the $7.4 million dollar fortune Gaye’s ex wife and children will soon inherit. 134 more words

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Family of the Late Marvin Gaye Fighting with Each Other Over The Awarded Fortune

If you had any doubt that the Gaye family was just trying to get a quick buck suing Pharrell and Robin Thicke for “Blurred Lines,” you need look no further than Marvin Gaye’s sisters Zeola and Jeanne Gaye who are now upset that they won’t be seeing a dime from the $7.4 million dollar fortune Gaye’s ex wife and children will soon inherit. 129 more words

Entertainment News

The ‘Blurred Lines’ of artistic plagiarism

We are reaching the end of artistic originality

By Elliot Chan, Opinions Editor
Formerly published in The Other Press. March 16, 2015

There is an old saying by Pablo Picasso that I take to heart every time I work on a creative project: “Good artists copy, great artists steal.” While it might sound like Picasso is supporting the notion of plagiarism, I actually believe he is condoning something different; he is saying that great artists are able to take ownership of their creation, which is inspired by a pre-existing work. 459 more words

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