Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams should be the next of kin of Marvin Gaye almost $ 5 million (4.4 million euros) to pay for violating copyright laws. That a judge in California determined in the case around the song Blurred Lines.
The musicians pay together more than 2.8 million dollars, writes Billboard. In addition, they must each be a part of their personal income from the number to give.
For Thicke is almost 1.8 million dollars, while Williams and his label the family as’n 358.000 dollar owed. Since the lawsuit is already running for years, the family Gaye is also entitled to a small 10,000 dollars on interest.
In the judgment also states that the survivors from now on, half of the proceeds from the rights issue will receive.
The 2015 case brought within the music industry as one of the greatest things about copyright. The relatives of Gaye did the song Blurred Lines, that in 2013, a big hit was, to look a lot like the song Got To Give It Up in 1984 deceased singer. The court gave them right.
The two composers had, at first, a record of 7.4 million dollars to pay to the heirs of Gaye. In the end it is a sum of 5 million dollars.
Blurred Lines and Got to give it up