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'Blurred Lines' duo found liable for plagiarizing Marvin Gaye

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Recording stars Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams were found liable on Tuesday for copyright infringement in a lawsuit accusing them of plagiarizing the late soul singer Marvin Gaye in their hit single "Blurred Lines."
/ Source: Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Recording stars Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams were found liable on Tuesday for copyright infringement in a lawsuit accusing them of plagiarizing the late soul singer Marvin Gaye in their hit single "Blurred Lines."

The U.S. District Court jury in Los Angeles sided with Gaye's heirs in the closely watched litigation, finding that parts of his 1977 hit "Got to Give it Up" were lifted by Thicke and Williams for their summer 2013 R&B chart-topper.

(Reporting by Michael Fleeman; Writing by Steve Gorman; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)