Saturday, March 14, 2015

Saturday Sessions: Plagiarism ?

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams were just ordered to pay $7.4 million to Marvin Gaye's children.  So the question is it musical plagiarism?  And even better, is a jury of 12 random people qualified to judge?

Tom Petty and Sam Smith came to an amicable arrangement without the use of the courts, Petty calling it a musical accident.

Although a judge ruled that it was subconscious plagiarism on George Harrison's part, it still wound up costing him $587,000

With Ghostbusters Roy Parker Jr. settled out of court with Huey Lewis for a confidential sum.

So what do you think?

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