Several amicus briefs have been filed in connection with the appeal pending at the Ninth Circuit in which Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, et al. seek to overturn the jury verdict and monetary judgment against them in the district court case involving "Blurred Lines". All three briefs support the appellants' position, indicating not only broad concern about the deleterious potential of the jury verdict on innovation in the area of popular music, but also the widely shared view that the jury's verdict was based on personal antipathy towards the appellants, and flawed testimony of the Gaye family's musical experts that the trial judge should not have allowed the jury to consider.
• Amicus brief submitted on behalf of Musicologists by Los Angeles attorney Kenneth Freundlich: PDF
• Amicus brief submitted by Public Knowledge, a Washington based public interest group: PDF
• Amicus brief submitted on behalf of Songwriters & Producers by Los Angeles attorney Edwin McPherson: PDF
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