‘Blurred Lines’ Ruling Affirmed

9th Circuit Affirms ‘Blurred Lines’ Ruling
– Daily Journal

Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, was quoted by the Daily Journal for an article on the Ninth Circuit’s affirmation of a verdict that found Pharrell Williams’ and Robin Thicke’s song “Blurred Lines” had infringed Marvin Gaye’s copyright.

Jacobs said the natural first move for the appellants would be a petition for en banc review.

“The fact that it was a split decision adds some weight to that application. This case gives the circuit an opportunity to clear up some issues in its precedent that I’d love to see cleared up,” Jacobs said.