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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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“Blurred Lines” became a huge hit for producer Pharrell Williams and artist Robin Thicke. Not only was the song the biggest hit of Thicke’s career, it’s made over $17 million for the two and $750,000 for rapper T.I., who added a verse to the song. 640 more words

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“Blurred Lines” became a huge hit for producer Pharrell Williams and artist Robin Thicke. Not only was the song the biggest hit of Thicke’s career, it’s made over $17 million for the two and $750,000 for rapper T.I., who added a verse to the song. 640 more words

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A Blurred Line

I feel as though I have to throw in my observation of Robin Thicke, especially in light of the fact that he & Pharrell had to give up $7.3M… 1,928 more words

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EXCLUSIVE: Janis Gaye: ‘Marvin Wouldn’t Have Stood For Anyone Stealing His Music’

https://ioneblackamericaweb.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/032615gaye.mp3

“Blurred Lines” became a huge hit for producer Pharrell Williams and artist Robin Thicke. Not only was the song the biggest hit of Thicke’s career, it’s made over $17 million for the two and $750,000 for rapper T.I., who added a verse to the song. 640 more words

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