Last month, a jury ordered artists Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to pay Marvin Gaye's family $7.3 million. The duo had been accused of ripping off Gaye's 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up" for their song "Blurred Lines." Now, hip-hop mogul Jay Z faces his own copyright infringement trial. We'll examine one of music's age-old questions: when is a song a homage, and when is it simply a ripoff?
Songs and Copyright Cases We Will Likely Discuss
'Got to Give It Up' and 'Blurred Lines'