Blurred Lines Lawsuit Or Why Fans Tolerate Pharrell’s Copyright Infringement
Despite the fact that a federal judge ruled that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye’s legendary song ‘Got to Give It Up’ for ‘Blurred Lines’, Pharrell doesn’t seem to agree with the court decision.
The Happy hitmaker said in a joint statement with Thicke and T.I. that they simply don’t see what they did wrong.
“While we respect the judicial process, we are extremely disappointed in the ruling made today, which sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity going forward. ‘Blurred Lines’ was created from the heart and minds of Pharrell, Robin, and T.I., and not taken from anyone or anywhere else. We are reviewing the decision, considering our options, and you will hear more from us soon about this matter.”
During his testimony Pharrell said that he ‘must have been channeling that feeling, that late-’70s feeling’ but when asked by his lawyer if he copied Gaye, he said no.
In the meantime, Williams continues to make music and we can say for a fact that his reputation will not be blemished by this blatant song theft. His fans will still adore and defend him and he will get away with plagiarism. And as long as we turn a blind eye to injustice, things like this will happen.