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No Rehearing in ‘Blurred Lines’ Copyright Infringement Case (Corrected)

July 12, 2018, 3:51 PMUpdated: July 13, 2018, 10:12 PM

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams won’t get a rehearing from a federal appeals court that handed them a copyright infringement loss over their pop hit “Blurred Lines.”

The heirs of R&B and soul artist Marvin Gaye successfully argued that “Blurred Lines” infringed Gaye’s 1977 release “Got to Give It Up.” The 2013 jury verdict left some in the music industry worried that copyright law was being used to protect an entire genre of music rather than just a single composition.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the jury verdict in March. The...

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