Judge Reduces ‘Blurred Lines’ Settlement
The “Blurred Lines” case has faced another adjustment.
Marvin Gaye’s family request for $7.3 million was cut down to $5.3 million after new developments came up, says the Associated Press. Instead, the family will receive a significant amount from the royalties the artists get from the song.
Another new addition to the judge’s decision is to include T.I. in the judgement. Even though the rapper didn’t commit the copyright infringement, the judge still saw it fit to bring T.I.’s pockets into the mix.
Although Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’ attorneys have not commented, the Gaye’s attorney said,
“Mr. Thicke and Williams, and their legal team, among others, went on a public relations campaign after the jury’s verdict criticizing the verdict and saying the evidence did not support the finding of copyright infringement, and did not believe the decision on liability would therefore stand… The judge who actually heard all of the evidence disagreed. I am thrilled for the Gaye family, and the thoughtful members of the jury, who had to listen to all of that while remaining silent.”
Hopefully everything can be officially resolved and closed after this decision.