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The “Blurred Lines” Between Musical Influence and Copyright Infringement

November 8, 2014 What’s the difference between being influenced by a song and stealing one outright? A case involving a dispute between some very well known tunes took an interesting turn this week and suggested this question may be much … Continue reading The “Blurred Lines” Between Musical Influence and Copyright Infringement

Marvin Gaye III: Letter Regarding Dad’s Unauthorized Biopic

My Viewpoint and Response Many Marvin Gaye fans are probably now aware that a certain group of filmmakers are planning to produce a biopic on my father in 2013. This biopic will only focus on the last two years of his life, and highlight, negatively, this low period of his life, while living in Europe. Because of the indelible imprint he left on music, it is understandable that people, with widespread anticipation, want to bring this remarkable life story to the screen. But it must be the right story, the full story, and more importantly, the true story. Anything less … Continue reading Marvin Gaye III: Letter Regarding Dad’s Unauthorized Biopic