Is “Blurred Lines” a Marvin Gaye Rip Off?

This will be a fascinating case for those of us interested in music and copyright law.

Beyond the facts of the infringement case, it also has historical and moral overtones, highlighting the question:  When and how does artistic influence and inspiration become exploitation and theft?  It goes back to the genesis of rock and roll when white singers would remake black songs to get on race-segregated radio.

Is “Blurred Lines” a Marvin Gaye Rip Off?  Is Rock and Roll/Pop a R&B/Blues ripoff?  There’s no clear answer but it sure can be a stimulating and enlightening cultural debate.

I guess there’s quite a few “blurred lines…”

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