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13 December 2018, 12:49
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have been ordered to pay a whopping $5 million after a long-running copyright case.
The pair appealed the original verdict of $7.3 million in 2016, however, they have lost their case and will pay a reduced $5 million to Marvin Gaye’s family.
Both Robin and Pharrell have been told they jointly owe damages of $2,848,846.50.
Additionally, Robin has been ordered to pay an extra $1.7m, while Pharrell and his publishing company will pay another $357,630.
The Gaye family are also entitled to 50% of all future royalties earned by 'Blurred Lines'.
Two of Marvin Gaye’s children, Frankie and Nona, called the decision "a victory for the rights of all musicians".
Over the last three years, courts have seen an increase in copyright claims. Miley Cyrus, Mark Ronson, Ed Sheeran, and Bruno Mars have been involved in similar cases.