Also splayed out before jurors in a rare fashion were the financial details behind the song. Try Independent Minds free for 14 days. Your account has been blocked for contravening the community guidelines. They question if he can read music.
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That obscure process — "magic," Williams' attorney called it — and what, if any, part the late soul singer and songwriter Marvin Gaye played in it were the subject of a two-week-long trial in a downtown federal courtroom in which attorneys, music experts, valuation experts and musicians argued over the age-old question of where inspiration ends and theft begins.
Joe Escalante, an early member of the Vandals punk rock band and an entertainment law attorney, said he was concerned that the jury's decision had been driven by emotion rather than what's protected under copyright law.