Am I the only one in the world who thinks the Blurred Lines judgment is right? From the Internet, it sure seems that way.
and Pharrell Williams broke into jail here. From a litigator's perspective I
have no hesitation in saying they are reaping what they sowed. "Blurred
Lines" ended up in court when Pharrell and Thicke sued the estate of Marvin Gaye for a declaratory judgment, which
is where you ask a judge to say "this thing you claim isn't true". And
from a copyright lawyer's perspective I say this is a judgment that
shows you can create a derivative work of something without actually
incorporating that work.
And that principle is nothing new.