Deliberations in ‘Blurred Lines’ Case to Resume Tuesday

In this Jan. 17, 1983 file photo, singer-songwriter Marvin Gaye, winner of Favorite Soul/R&B Single, "Sexual Healing," attends the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, Grammy-winning singer Pharrell Williams told a jury in federal court in Los Angeles that he grew up listening to Gaye's music. But the singer-producer said he didn't try to copy it directly for his collaboration with Thicke and T.I. Williams is being sued by Gaye's children, who claim "Blurred Lines" improperly copies their father's hit "Got to Give it Up." Singer Robin Thicke and rapper T.I. are also defendants in the case. (AP Photo/Doug Pizac, File)
In this Jan. 17, 1983 file photo, singer-songwriter Marvin Gaye, winner of Favorite Soul/R&B Single, "Sexual Healing," attends the American Music Awards in Los Angeles.  On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, Grammy-winning singer Pharrell Williams told a jury in federal court in Los Angeles that he grew up listening to Gaye's music. But the singer-producer said he didn't try to copy it directly for his collaboration with Thicke and T.I. Williams is being sued by Gaye's children, who claim "Blurred Lines" improperly copies their father's hit "Got to Give it Up." Singer Robin Thicke and rapper T.I. are also defendants in the case. (AP Photo/Doug Pizac, File)
In this Jan. 17, 1983 file photo, singer-songwriter Marvin Gaye, winner of Favorite Soul/R&B Single, “Sexual Healing,” attends the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Doug Pizac, File)

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury has completed its first full day of deliberations in a copyright infringement case in which Marvin Gaye’s family claims the 2013 hit “Blurred Lines” copied their father’s music.

The eight-person panel left Friday afternoon after being told by U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt to resume their deliberations on Tuesday.

Gaye’s children are suing Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and the rapper T.I., alleging their song copies Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up.”

Jurors heard from Thicke and Pharrell, who denied they copied Gaye’s song. Much of the trial focused on detailed comparisons of the two songs.

An attorney for the Gaye family told jurors they could award millions of dollars in damages if they determine “Blurred Lines” copied the earlier hit.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.