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John Legend Calls ‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict a ‘Slippery Slope’

john legend super bowl*John Legend thinks “Blurred Lines” sounds like Marvin Gaye‘s “Got to Give It Up,” but he’s “a little concerned that this verdict might be a slippery slope,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

“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.”

Legend said the copyright infringement verdict makes it hard for artists to simply create music that’s inspired by other artists.

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams were ordered to pay Gaye’s family $7.4 million after a jury ruled in the latter’s favor that “Blurred Lines” copied elements of “Got to Give It Up.”

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