The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is hosting a free discussion on high-profile copyright infringement lawsuits involving Robin Thicke’s song “Blurred Lines” and fitness trainer Jillian Michaels. The event will be held Wednesday, March 13 at 6:15 p.m.
Led by Richard Busch, head of the entertainment and intellectual property section of King & Ballow Law Offices, the discussion will examine the reasoning behind the lawsuits and the potential damages and issues involved.
Specifically, Busch will discuss the “Blurred Lines” case and how the song led to a legal dispute with the family of Marvin Gaye. The family argued that Thicke’s song infringed on copyrights of Gaye’s song, “Got to Give It Up.” Busch will also speak about Michaels, whose workout videos were distributed on YouTube, causing her DVD sales to plummet. Lawsuits against Spotify and their alleged withholding of royalties to publishers and songwriters will also be included in the discussion.
The event will be held in room 1347 in UCLA’s law school. For more information about this program visit the UCLA Herb Albert School of Music website.