'Blurred Lines' Trial Ends in Verdict Favorable to Marvin Gaye's Family

Jury rules that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' popular hit takes from Gaye's "Got to Give It Up."
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Transcript for 'Blurred Lines' Trial Ends in Verdict Favorable to Marvin Gaye's Family
Now to the "Blurred lines" trial. A jury ruling robin Thicke and pharrell Williams ripped off Marvin Gaye awarding that family millions. Many experts say this could have a chilling EE federal government on the music business changing how musicians work and opening them up to new copyright claims. ABC's kendis Gibson has more on that. ? Blurred lines ? Reporter: This morning the lines are blurred no longer. A federal jury unanimously ruling that robin Thicke and pharrell Williams -- ? -- did indeed rip off Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit "Got to give it up." ? Reporter: Awarding the late soul singer's family a cut of the song's profits to the tune of nearly $7.4 million. Gaye's family openly emotional. I just felt filled. Reporter: Before sharing their reaction exclusively with ABC news. The jury up there, you know, they didn't have to go our way. They copied "Got to give it up" and they heard it. It wasn't just us. Reporter: Gaye's family present throughout the ten-day trial which centered around the two songs' similars. Both Williams and Thicke testifying while they are similar in feel, "Blurred lines" didn't outright copy Gaye's work but you will bhaltly their star power failing to sway the jury. It speaks volumes about who we are as a country that no matter who you are, if you do something wrong there are consequences. Reporter: Pharrell Williams along with Thicke and rapper T.I. Who the jury did not find liable were not in court on Tuesday. But tell ABC news in a joint statement they are extremely disappointed in the ruling, which sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity going forward but with this two-year legal battle over, "Blurred lines" finally cleared up, Gaye's family now hoping both sides can mend fences in we want to put together a tribute show and maybe pharrell will participate. Reporter: For "Good morning America," kendis Gibson, ABC news, Los Angeles.

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