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John Legend: Blurred Lines verdict may set scary precedent

2015-03-23 15:22

Austin - John Legend says he's concerned that the Blurred Lines verdict could set a scary precedent for artists creating music inspired by others.

Legend told The Associated Press on Saturday that the song sounds like Marvin Gaye's Got to Give It Up, but says "you have to be careful when it comes to copyrights, whether just sounding like or feeling like something is enough to say you violated their copyrights".

Pharrell and Robin Thicke were ordered to pay nearly $7.4m to three of Gaye's children after a jury determined the performers copied elements of the Gaye's 1977 hit.

Legend says he's "a little concerned that this verdict might be a slippery slope". publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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