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Musicians More Careful After ‘Blurred Lines’ Case

Sept. 18, 2015, 4:00 AM
  • Development:
    Popular musicians are taking steps to be more careful in crediting their influences after the controversial verdict in the “Blurred Lines” copyright case.

A recent jury verdict that the hit song “Blurred Lines” infringed a Marvin Gaye copyright is affecting the way popular musicians do business.

The “Blurred Lines” case may have changed what constitutes copyright infringement in pop music, and musicians—specifically R&B artists—are being more careful, giving their influences writing credits and royalties to avoid similar situations.

However, it’s unclear how long this trend will last, or whether the verdict will hold up.

Jury Gives It Up.


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