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Fuzzy Jury Instructions Affected 'Blurred Lines' Case

High-Profile Dispute Reveals Nuances in Music Copyright Laws

April 20, 2015
The Connecticut Law Tribune

Michelle P. Ciotola co-authored the article "Fuzzy Jury Instructions Affected 'Blurred Lines' Case, High-Profile Dispute Reveals Nuances in Music Copyright Laws," published in The Connecticut Law Tribune on April 20, 2015.  The Marvin Gaye estate won a $7.4 million judgment after months of legal drama regarding the Robin Thicke / Pharrell Williams song “Blurred Lines,” which they claimed was stolen from Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.”   Pelletier and Ciotola's article highlights the importance of properly instructing a jury in the intricacies of Copyright Law. 

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