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More than 200 musicians support ‘Blurred Lines’ appeal

/ 09:44 AM September 01, 2016
Robin Thicke, T.I.

In this Dec. 6, 2013, file photo, Robin Thicke, left, and T.I. perform “Blurred Lines” at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. More than 200 musicians filed a brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, to express concern about the ruling last year in a case brought by the children of Marvin Gaye, who sued for copyright infringement claiming “Blurred Lines” copied Gaye’s hit “Got to Give it Up.” AP FILE PHOTO

LOS ANGELES — Composer Hans Zimmer, crooner R. Kelly and members of such bands as the Go-Go’s, the Black Crowes, Linkin Park and Three 6 Mafia are supporting Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and T.I. in their appeal in the ongoing legal dispute over the hit song “Blurred Lines.”

More than 200 musicians filed a brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday to express concern about the ruling last year in a case brought by the children of Marvin Gaye, who sued for copyright infringement claiming “Blurred Lines” copied Gaye’s hit “Got to Give it Up.”

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The musicians said the ruling could have “adverse impact on their own creativity, on the creativity of future artists, and on the music industry in general.”

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TAGS: Black Crowes, Blurred Lines, Go-Go, Got to Give it Up, Hans Zimmer, Linkin Park, Marvin Gaye, Pharrell Williams, R. Kelly, Robin Thicke, T.I., Three 6 Mafia
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