There may very well be a chance that “Blurred Lines” could cease to be played.
After last week’s verdict that “Blurred Lines” infringed upon Marvin Gaye’s 1977 Hit “Got To Give It Up”, attorneys for Gayes’ children have asked that a federal judge end any further sales, distribution and performance of Robin Thicke’s 2013 chart topper.
A permanent injunction request was filed late Tuesday, where Gaye family attorneys argued that infringement was continuing with every new sale of “Blurred Lines.” They wrote that Thicke and Williams “are being unjustly enriched (and the Gayes irreparably harmed) each day that ‘Blurred Lines’ is being sold.”
Jurors previously awarded the Gayes close to $7.4 million of what “Blurred Lines” had earned in profit. With the song being 2013’s biggest single, it had made singer Robin Thicke and producer Pharrell Williams $5 million each, along with the same amount towards the record companies involved.
The L.A times reports a motion has also been filed to include rapper T.I. guilty of infringement in the previous verdict as well, with the reasoning that in the eyes of law everyone involved in the creation and distribution of the song should be responsible, even if they weren’t directly involved in the copying. As of yet, he has been cleared of any charges, alongside affiliated labels Intercope and Star Trak.
-Curt Cramer (@CurtisRemarc)