Back in March, Robin Thicke and Pharrell were ordered to pay $7.3 million to Marvin Gaye’s family over “Blurred Lines”. Their lawyer, Howard King, said he would “make sure this verdict doesn’t stand“. King planned on appealing the decision, hoping for a better outcome for his clients.
Well, that plan may have backfired.
A judge has lowered the payment from $7.3 million to $5.3 million, BUT they now have to hand over 50 percent the song’s future royalties as well.
T.I. and Universal Music have also been dragged back into the case. They were originally exempt, but the judge has now ruled that they are liable for infringement.
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