Pharrell Williams: $7.3 million Blurred Lines verdict threatens all artists
Pharrell Williams has warned that the verdict in the $7.3 million “Blurred Lines” copyright case threatens the work of all musicians, designers, and artists. Williams said that subsequent copycat legislation could ruin the creative industry, as the ruling against himself and co-writer Robin Thicke appears to set a legal precedent. A federal court in Los Angeles found that “Blurred Lines” had copied not the melody or chords of Marvin Gaye’s song “Got to Give It Up,” but the 1977 hit’s sound and feel.
“The verdict handicaps any creator out there who is making something that might be inspired by something else,” Williams told the Financial Times in his first interview since the verdict. “This applies to fashion, music, design … anything….
Source:: The Verge