Jury May Decide If ‘Blurred Lines’ Copied Marvin Gaye’s ‘Got to Give It Up’ – Variety
Greg Gabriel was quoted in Ted Johnson’s Variety article “Jury May Decide If ‘Blurred Lines’ Copied Marvin Gaye’s ‘Got to Give It Up.’” Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be found in full here.
“Greg Gabriel of Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert, said that although the case has generated a lot of attention given that it is dealing with a recent hit song and a classic, Kronstadt’s decision was a ‘fact specific analysis’ that will be left to a jury to decide if there is substantial similarity. Thicke’s statements could be presented to a jury, he said. ‘I’m sure none of that helped him, but it shouldn’t really be relevant to a decision,’ Gabriel said. Admitting to have been inspired by a previous work does not necessarily mean that a composer has infringed on a copyright, he noted.”