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    ‘Blurred Lines’ Composers Appeal Against Copyrighting ‘Groove’

    They don’t want to give it up. Despite famously losing a 2015 copyright infringement lawsuit over the hit song “Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’ lawyers have struck back at the ruling, insisting it’s impossible to copyright a “groove” or “feeling” — and therefore no infringement took place. The duo had been ordered to pay Marvin Gaye’s estate $7.4 million, later reduced to $5.3 million, for ripping off “Got To Give It Up.” Thicke and Williams maintain they were simply inspired by the song, claiming their version is significantly different.

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