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Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' ruled to have copied Marvin Gaye song

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' 'Blurred Lines' has been ruled to have copied a Marvin Gaye track.

The songwriters of the 2013 smash hit had been locked in a legal battle with Gaye's family, who claim that 'Blurred Lines' plagiarised the 1977 tune 'Got To Give It Up'.

A jury has now decided that Gaye's family are correct, with $7.3m (£4.8m) in damages to be given to them.

The 'Blurred Lines' camp have strongly denied the claim, with Williams' lawyer saying the ruling sets a "horrible precedent".

He said: "While we respect the judicial process, we are extremely disappointed in the ruling made today, which sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity going forward.

"Pharrell created 'Blurred Lines' from his heart, mind and soul and the song was not taken from anyone or anywhere else. We are reviewing the decision, considering our options and you will hear more from us soon about this matter."

'Blurred Lines' was released in 2013 and it was written by Thicke, Williams and TI.

It has since become one of the world's biggest selling singles of all time.

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Listen to both songs below: