Pharrell Believes The “Blurred Lines” Verdict Will Kill Artists’ Creativity
Pharrell is definitely not happy about something.
The talented rapper/producer discussed his thoughts on the verdict of a lawsuit for copyright infringement placed against him. The lawsuit, filed by Marvin Gaye’s family, requires Pharrell to pay the family $7.3 million after being found guilty.
In an interview with the Financial Times , Williams shared his thoughts. He stated,
“The verdict handicaps any creator out there who is making something that might be inspired by something else. This applies to fashion, music, design… anything. If we lose our freedom to be inspired, we’re going to look up one day and the entertainment industry as we know it will be frozen in litigation. This is about protecting the intellectual rights of people who have ideas.”
Williams continued, “Everything that’s around you in a room was inspired by something or someone. If you kill that, there’s no creativity.”
Interesting. What do you agree or disagree with Pharrell?