Why the 'Blurred Lines' verdict is bad for pop music
Robin Thicke arrives for the MTV European Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome on Nov. 10, 2013 in Amsterdam; Marvin Gaye at London's Heathrow airport in June 1980; Pharrell Williams at the 86th Oscar's Nominees' Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on Feb. 10, 2014. Photo Credit: Getty Images / AFP Will Madonna sue Lady Gaga? Will George Clinton sue OutKast? Will Prince sue Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and umpteen-hundred others? And then will Little Richard sue Prince? These idiotic questions became frighteningly legitimate on Tuesday after a federal jury in Los Angeles ruled that singer Robin Thicke and producer Pharrell Williams had committed copyright infringement.
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#1 Mar 14, 2015
Since ALL pop music is based on three chords and two scales proving plagiarism is incredibly difficult. One of the main reasons pop music sounds the same and is boring to literate people!
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