Based on recent headlines, it’s clear what Robin Thicke thought was allowable, actually wasn’t. The number one, most popular song in 2013, Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke, Pharell Williams, and T.I. recently lost a lawsuit of 7.4 million dollars. The artists were sued by Marvin Gaye’s family, who accused them of copyright from one of his previous hits.
What exactly is copyright?
This funny Disney video we watched in class was a great way to explain what copyright means.
It just sucks to see that there is always a catch to everything. Just when you think you’re safe while signing legal documents to publish your work, there’s always a blurred line you don’t realize that bites you in the ass later on. I guess this teaches a lesson as to how things can go from right to left when you’re inspired by others artistic work and want to use it as a template to help create your own version.