It has been a long and crazy journey, with extremely important and potentially destructive consequences for the music industry, but it's finally over. Following an appeal court, the original court confirmed in the trial between Marvin Gaye Estate and "Blurred Lines" author Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke back in March, Gaye Estate has received a final sentence of $ 5 million. It's a small dip from the $ 7 million that Thicke and Williams originally ordered to pay in 201
Two years ago, over two hundred musicians asked the court to reverse the "Slow lines" judgment, claiming such a severe punishment would suffocate the creativity of future artists and harm the music industry as a whole. The divergent judge in the appeal court also noted that the Gaye property could do something that nobody ever did before by essentially managing "copyright a musical style".
[via CNN ]