AML 038: Robin Thicke, Pharrell Ordered to Pay $7.3 Million in ‘Blurred Lines’ Lawsuit

After a week of trial, an eight member jury has ruled that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, must pay $7.3Million to the Marvin Gaye family for copyright infringement. The lawsuit filed by the Gaye family claims the 2013 hit single ‘Blurred Lines’ co-written by the artists directly infringed on the 1977 hit song by Marvin Gaye titled ‘Got to Give it Up.’

Ms. Uduak takes on the legal analysis in this 38th episode of the ‘The Africa Music Law Show.’

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Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a fashion and entertainment lawyer, speaker, visionary, gamechanger, trailblazer, and recognized thought leader, for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States. She is also the founder of ‘Africa Music Law,’ an industry go-to music business and law blog and podcast show empowering African artists. Her work in the creative and legal industries has earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including an award from the American University Washington College of Law for her “legal impact in the field of intellectual property in Africa." She has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at several institutions in the United States. For more information, visit her at https://msuduak.com.

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