“We owe it to song writers around the world to make sure this verdict doesn’t stand,” said the pair’s lawyer Howard King.
Yesterday, a jury decided that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams had infringed copyright in the making of their hit single ‘Blurred Lines’. The court ruled that Thicke and Pharrell had copied elements of Marvin Gaye’s 1997 song ‘Got To Give It Up’. Gaye’s family was subsequently awarded $7.4 million.
Robin Thicke and Pharrell’s attorney Howard King has today told Fox Business Network that he would appeal the order.
“We owe it to songwriters around the world to make sure this verdict doesn’t stand,” King said. “We are going to exercise every post-trial remedy we have to make sure this verdict does not stand. … Just because eight people think two songs are similar doesn’t mean they are. I think this is a horrible decision that is going to affect whether or not record labels provide the necessary funds for new music to be created.”
You can watch the full interview below. [via The Hollywood Reporter]