Last year, Marvin Gaye’s estate was awarded $7.4 million in their lawsuit against “Blurred Lines” creators Robin Thicke and Pharrell for its illegal sampling of Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up.” The payout was later reduced to $5.3 million, though T.I. and the record labels were then added to the suit. The judge also denied the Gaye family’s request that the song be removed from distribution outlets…BUT, he did award then an ongoing royalty rate of a whopping 50% of songwriter and publishing revenues.

Upon the last ruling, which included a judge dismissing the group’s appeal for a retrial, Pharrell‘s lawyer revealed plans for “exercising our further remedies and ultimately achieving clarity on the difference between inspiration and copyright infringement.” It looks like they have gone ahead with that.

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FADER reports:

“On Wednesday, August 24, lawyers representing the three artists filed their opening brief in their quest to overturn the guilty verdict. The Guardian reports that lawyers argued that “if left to stand, the “Blurred Lines” verdict would chill musical creativity and inhibit the process by which later artists draw inspiration from earlier artists to create new popular music”. The appeal is based on the “Blurred Lines” camp’s opinion that the judge in the original case, John Kronstadt, misread the law by comparing the audio recordings of the two songs, as opposed to the sheet music.”

Let’s see if they can win this one!