Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams will have to pay up in the case over their 2013 record, “Blurred Lines,” after being accused by Marvin Gaye’s estate of copyright infringement. According to Forbes,
A panel on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed that they will uphold the original decision in the 2015 verdict in the case, which will award the estate with 50 percent of all royalties from the record forever.
The court said that Marvin’s 1977 song, “Got To Give It Up,” which the estate said that Williams and Thicke ripped off for “Blurred Lines,” was “entitled to broad copyright protection because musical compositions are not confined to a narrow range of expression.”
Man, that’s messed up because you can’t own a groove, but I guess the courts say you can. (Kanye shrug)