Jury finds Pharrell, Thicke copied Marvin Gaye song for ‘Blurred Lines,’ awards $7.3 million

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Singer Robin Thicke and actress Paula Patton attend the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 26: Singer Robin Thicke and actress Paula Patton attend the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury says it has reached a verdict in a copyright infringement case against singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over their song “Blurred Lines,” the biggest hit of 2013. 

The eight-person panel reached a decision Tuesday. The jury found Pharrell, Thicke copied Marvin Gaye song for ‘Blurred Lines,’ awards $7.3 million.

Marvin Gaye’s children sued Thicke and Williams, alleging “Blurred Lines” copies their father’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up.” The singers have denied they copied Gaye’s music.

Jurors began deliberations Thursday after hearing nearly a week of testimony comparing the songs.

Both Thicke and Williams testified during the trial.

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