Moderator: Stan Soocher
Speakers: Carol Isherwood, Stephen Kempner, Yousef, David Chatfield, Rudi Kidd
Are the Blurred Lines of copyright about to open the floodgates on a tidal wave of claims?
In March this year a Los Angeles jury ruled that the worldwide megahit 'Blurred Lines' is a direct copy of the late Marvin Gaye 1977 hit 'Got To Give It Up’ and as consequence awarded $7.4 million to Gaye’s descendants.
The verdict sent tremors through the worldwide record industry. Many called it a foolish decision and said it would have chilling circumstances.
This panel will examine the key rulings and issues surrounding the Pharell/Thicke v Gaye case and look at the potential consequences and pitfalls for recording artists and composers in the future.