Following their win in a copyright case about the similarities between Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I.’s Blurred Lines and Marvin Gaye’s 1977 song Got To Give It Up, the Gaye family are now seeking to halt all further sales of the song.
“We’ll be asking the court to enter an injunction prohibiting the further sale and distribution of Blurred Lines unless and until we can reach an agreement with those guys on the other side about how future monies that are received will be shared,” attorney Richard Busch told Rolling Stone.
“We’ll be doing that in about a week or so.”
The statement follows this week’s ruling by a California jury that ordered Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke to pay USD$7.3 million to Gaye’s family in damages for copying elements of Got To Give It Up. That figure didn’t include take into account future profits from Blurred Lines.
Thicke, Pharrell, and T.I. have already indicated in a joint statement that they may be appealing the ruling, writing that they the ruling “sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity going forward”.
“We are reviewing the decision, considering our options and you will hear more from us soon about this matter,” they added.