Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams intend to appeal the Blurred Lines verdict.
The two stars lost a copyright infringement case that against the family of the late singer Marvin Gaye on Tuesday and ordered to pay $7.3m in damages after it was determined that “Blurred Lines” was too similarities to the Motown star’s 1977 classic, Got To Give It Up. However, Howard King, Thicke and Williams’ lawyer, has insisted they “owe it to songwriters” to fight the verdict.
He told Fox Business: “We owe it to songwriters around the world to make sure this verdict doesn’t stand.
“My clients know that they wrote the song Blurred Lines from their hearts and souls and no other source.
“We are going to exercise every post trial remedy we have to make sure this verdict does not stand. We look at it as being in the seventh inning of a game that could go into extra innings.”
In addition to the 7.3 million in damages from Robin and Pharrell, Marvin’s family are calling for sales of “Blurred Lines” to be stopped until all parties determine how to split future earnings. This is significant because “Blurred Lines” was the best selling song of 2013.