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Paul H. Duvall (SBN 73699)


E-Mail: pduvall@kingballow.com
KING & BALLOW
6540 Lusk Blvd., Suite 250
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 597-6000
Fax: (858) 597-6008
Attorneys for Defendants and CounterClaimants Frankie Christian Gaye and
Nona
Marvisa Gaye
Gaye
Nona Marvisa

Richard S. Busch (TN BPR 014594)


(pro
pro hac vice)
vice)
EMail: rbusch@kingballow.com
E-Mail:
rbusch@kingballow.com
pro hac vice)
vice
Sara R. Ellis (TN BPR 030760 (pro
Email: sellis@kingballow.com
LOW
KING & BALLOW
315 Union Street, Suite 1100
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 259-3456 Fax: (615) 726-5417
Attorneys for Defendants and CounterClaimants Frankie Christian Gaye and Nona
Marvisa Gaye
Marvisa

Mark L. Block (SBN 115457)


E-Mail: mblock@wargofrench.com
WARGO & FRENCH LLP
1888 Century Park East; Suite 1520
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 853-6355 Fax: (310) 853-6333
Attorneys for Defendants and CounterClaimants Frankie Christian Gaye and
Nona
Marvisa Gaye
Gaye
Nona Marvisa

Paul N. Philips (SBN 18792)


E-Mail: pnp@pnplegal.com
w Offices
Offices of Paul
Paul N. Philips
Philips
The Law
9255 West Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323)813-1126 Fax: (323) 854-6902
Attorney for Defendant and Counter-Claimant
Marvin Gaye
Gaye III
Marvin

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

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CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, WESTERN DIVISION


PHARRELL WILLIAMS, an
individual; ROBIN
ROBIN THICKE,
THICKE, an
individual;
individual; and CLIFFORD HARRIS,
individual,
JR., an individual,

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Plaintiffs,
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vs.

Case No. CV13-06004-JAK (AGRx)


Hon. John A. Kronstadt
DECLARATION OF RICHARD S.
BUSCH IN SUPPORT
SUPPORT OF COUNTERBUSCH
CLAIMANTS JOINT TRIAL BRIEF

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BRIDGEPORT MUSIC, INC., a


Michigan
Michigan corporation;
cOrPoration FRANKIE
CHRISTIAN GAYE,
GAYE, an individual;
individual;
CHRISTIAN
MARVIN GAYE III, an individual;
NONA
MARVISA GAYE,
GAYE, an
NONA MARVISA
individual; and DOES 1 through 10,
inclusive,
inclusive,

Action Commenced: August 15, 2013


Trial Date: February 10, 2015

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Defendants.
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_______________________________
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RELATED COUNTERCLAIMS
COUNTERCLAIMS
AND RELATED
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DECLARATION OF RICHARD S. BUSCH

I, Richard S. Busch, declare and state:

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I am a partner in this law firm of King & Ballow and lead counsel for

4 Counter-Claimants Nona Marvisa Gaye and Frankie Christian Gaye (Counter5 Claimants) in the above-captioned matter. My application to appear and participate in
6 this action pro hac vice has been approved the Court. The information contained in this
7 Declaration is based upon my personal knowledge. If called as a witness, I could and
8 would testify competently to the contents of this Declaration.
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2.

Attached hereto as Exhibit A is a true and correct copy of excerpts of the

10 Trial Transcript of Three Boys Music Corp. v. Bolton;


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Attached hereto as Exhibit B is a true and correct copy of excerpts of the

12 April 23, 2014 Deposition of Robin Thicke;


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Attached hereto as Exhibit C is a true and correct copy of excerpts of the

14 April 21, 2014 Deposition of Pharrell Williams;


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Attached hereto as Exhibit D is a true and correct copy of excerpts of the

16 July 11, 2014 Deposition of Jason Gallien;


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Attached hereto as Exhibit E is a true and correct copy of Transcript of

18 Proceedings for the January 26, 2015 Final Pretrial Conference in this matter, Williams
19 v. Bridgeport Music, et al., CV 13-6004-JAK(AGRx).
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Attached hereto as Exhibit F is a true and correct copy of excerpts of the

21 UMG Marketing Plan: Robin Thicke Blurred Lines Marketing Plan, updated October
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Attached hereto as Exhibit G is a true and correct copy of excerpts of Hip

24 Hop Wired blog, March 20, 2013;


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Attached hereto as Exhibit H is a true and correct copy of Robin Thicke

26 Discusses Working with Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Michael Jordan & More,
27 Highsnobiety, July 29, 2013;
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Attached hereto as Exhibit I is a true and correct copy of excerpts of the


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1 October 16, 2014 Deposition of Nicole Bilzerian;


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Attached hereto as Exhibit J is a true and correct copy of the October 27,

3 2014 Deposition of Harry Weinger;


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Attached hereto as Exhibit K is a true and correct copy of the Copyright

5 Catalog page from the United States Library of Congress, Copyright Office website
6 database for the Blurred Lines sound recording;
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Attached hereto as Exhibit L is a true and correct copy of Harry Weinger

8 correspondence;
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Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1746, I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing

10 is true and correct. Executed this 3rd day of February, 2015.


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/s/ Richard S. Busch


RICHARD S. BUSCH

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IN THE UNITED

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CENTRAL

PHARRELL

DISTRICT

STATES

OF CALIFORNIA,

WILLIAMS,

an

ROBIN

THICKE,

individual;

and CLIFFORD

an

JR., an individual,

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) No. cv13-06004-JAK
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vs.

BRIDGEPORT

MUSIC,

corporation;

a Michigan

FRANKIE

CHRISTIAN

MARVIN

GAYE,

an individual;

GAYE,

III, an individual;

MARVISA
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NONA

GAYE, an individual;

and DOES

1 through

)
)

10,

inclusive,

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Defendants.
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DIVISION

Plaintiffs,

WESTERN
)

COURT

individual;
HARRIS,

DISTRICT

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VIDEOTAPED

DEPOSITION
New York,

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Thursday,

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OF DAG SANDSMARK
New York

July 17, 2014

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Reported

by:

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JOMANNA

DeROSA,

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JOB NO.

81568

CSR

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1

A.

One time.

Q.

Have

learn

what

you had the opportunity

the procedure

to

is of a deposition?

A.

Sure,

Q.

I'll just give you then two minor

things:

question,

please

yeah.

One, to the extent


if there's

ask me.

any clarification

A.

Okay.

10

Q.

--

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A.

Yes.

12

Q.

The second

that's

will

a good

court

14

not to talk over each other.

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I'm as guilty

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I hesitate

be taking

you need,

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have

is Slnce the

this dowh,

let's try

And as you just saw,

of that as you are because

and you expect

to answer,

sometimes

and then we

a bad record.
So, I'll try to not dangle

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19

sentences,

20

finish

21

questions.

and hope

my sentences
Thank

what

that you'll
before

my

wait until

you answer

the

you.

What

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instruction?

instruction

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23

understand

Is that

reporter

you don't

is your position

I'll call the Sony/ATV

24

A.

My title?

25

Q.

Well,

we'll

in the

organization?

start with

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your title.

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A.

president,

Music

Okay.
business

All right.
and legal

Q.

Sony/ATV?

A.

Music

Q.

Okay.

April

affairs,

Publishing.
Do you have

some role in EMI

Music?

A.

Yes.

Q.

What

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A.

It's one of the catalogs

12

administered

13

Q.

10

14

lS

answer

Okay.

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A.

Yes.

16

Q.

Okay.

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whatever

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perform

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Music?

position

to Jobete

A.

Yes.

21

Q.

Okay.

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any, In Sony/ATV

that be the same

Music

I mean,

MR.

Sony/ATV

for Jobete

And what

Music

one of the Sony/ATV

Company?

So, just to cut through

you have with

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24

And would

the same role

A.

that lS

by Sony/ATV.

respect

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your role In EMI April

Music?

with

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Sony/ATV

Publishing.

Itrs vice

other

companies
ZAKARIN:

TSG Reporting - Worldwide

you would

and EMI April

is your

Publishing

it,

role,

if

Acquisition?

than it's probably


that -Were you guessing?

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THE WITNESS:

Yeah.

MR.

Do you know what it

ZAKARIN:

is?

THE WITNESS:

yeah.

No, Slr.

there,

but yes.

to speak up just

10

MR.

Okay.

a little

ZAKARIN:

Q.
today,

In preparation

did you review


Yes.

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Q.

What materials

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A.

Basic

files that we had.

17

Q.

A.
basic

things

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22

25

deposition

did you review?

-- song -- a couple
And

Okay.

that's

And what

really

of song

about it.

in the song files

Some

copyright

that were

forms,

lead sheets,

in the copyright
And what

file.

Q.

Okay.

is a copyright

A.

It's kind of a documentation

file?

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for your

did you review?

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bit.

any materials?

A.

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just have

Speak up, project.

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16

You'll

BY MR. KING:

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I don't,

I'm not sure of the hierarchy

MR. KING:

I mean,

related

to the copyrighted
Q.

work.

And are those

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the ordinary

much

course

of its catalog

A.

Yes.

Q.

Okay.

copyright

here,

song

files

of business

And were

"Got To Give It Up,"

the other

"After

Thank

The Dance"?

you.

"After

MR. BUSCH:
sooner

or later,

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part

You'll

learn

the case

Howard.

MR. KING:

I know the important

of the case.
THE WITNESS:

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Yes.

BY MR. KING:

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Q.
copies

in those

And were

you able to find deposit

files?

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A.

Yes.

The PA forms you mean?

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Q.

Well,

I'm going

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question

next.

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What

the question.

Calls

Object

copy?
to the form of

for a legal

MR. ZAKARIN:

conclusion.

You can answer,

you know.

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Yeah.

to ask you that

is a deposit

MR. BUSCH:

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The

Dance."

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at issue

is that

MR. KING:

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Gaye songs

and whatever

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you able to find

for the Marvin

MR. ZAKARIN:

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for as

as it can document?

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by Sony

877-702-9580

if

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SO, at that point

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do some analysis.

Correct?

A.

Yes.

Q.

What

talking

about

contacted

made

analysis

"Blurred

A.

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compared

Okay.

13

that in a minute,

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other

than

compare
No.

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Q.

Okay.

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I realize

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songs,

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process

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songs?

it sounds

I'm gOlng

and

you went

obvious,

Did you mash

A.

else

the process?

I listened

any more

through

I mean,

a bunch

to ask you about

Do you recall

but do you have

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songs

the two songs?

A.

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to both

but did you do anything

15

forth

claim to be

Lines"?

I listened

Q.

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did you do as to

them.

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other?

the Gayes

or not there was a potential

against

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we're

you.
What

whether

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did you do -- again,

the time frame before

In time you did

detail

of listening

to the two
about the

to the two

did you do one and then the

them up?

of times?
I listened

What

Did you go back


did you do?

to both

of them back

forth.

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MR. BUSCH:

Object to form.

Lack

of foundation.

MR. ZAKARIN:

Only if you know.

THE WITNESS:

I don't know.

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BY MR. KING:
Q.

Well, do you know what function --

what was then called Gordon V. Thompson Limited,

and I assume it's Thompson and Thompson now, but

I'm not sure, performed in 1977 on behalf of Sony

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or its predecessor, Jobete?


MR. BUSCH:

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BY MR. KING:
Q.

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I'm just asking you about if you

know what they


A.

Yeah.

I mean, they publish -- they

publish the sheet music, as far as I know.


MR. BUSCH:

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Object to form.

Object to form.

BY MR. KING:
Q.

Do you know if it's the business

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practice of Jobete to maintain within each of its

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song files the deposit copy of the composition

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that was submitted with the copyright registration

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application?

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MR. BUSCH:

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THE WITNESS:

Object to form.

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I believe so.
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THE WITNESS:

have been

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to compare

the notes

Q.
never

But if I understand

you've

Did I remember

seen the notes


that

A.

and the lyrics.

Exhibit

252 what

for "After

10

of "Blurred

I'm gOlng

I believe

to mark

as

to be the song file

The Dance."
(Exhibit 252 marked

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Lines."

correctly?

MR. KING:

it correctly,

Yes.

for

identification.)

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BY MR. KING:
Q.

Could

you verify

for me this is the

file for "After

The Dance"

maintained

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song

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Jobete

In the ordinary

course

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A.

Yes.

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Q.

Am I correct

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credited

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The

with

Dance."

ownership

that Marvin

Gaye is

of "After

Correct?

A.

Yes.

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Q.

And someone

other

by

of business?

of 50 percent

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it would

BY MR. KING:

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If I did,

named

Leon Ware has the

half of the song?

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A.

It's T-Boy

25

Q.

Okay.

Ross also has a share.

Can you tell

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Exhibit B

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Data

No. of
Exhibit

Description

400.

April 27, 199~ Issue

Identified

Date of
Exhibit

,1
2
of Billboard

Magazine

3
401.

April

13, 1991 Issue

4
of'Billboard Magazine

5
402.

December

21, 1991

6
special

"Double

Issue!!

of Billboard Magazine

403.

Tape recordingof

appearance

Bolton's

on

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the Arsenio

Hall Show

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7/15/91

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404.

Book authoredby

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Anthony Ricigliano
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titled Kelody and


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Harmony

in Conte.mpory

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SongwritingU
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405

Book authored

by

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Anthony Ricigliano

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titled

IIPopular

and

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Jazz Harmonyll
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507.

Cassette

Tape

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,/
........t

containing

the

23
complete

Isley Song

24
and the complete

25
Bolton-Goldmark

Song

26
27

28
,

..

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bean filled, will go into the first bench and:take the first
seat near the walL
that first bench,

jurors,
begin

filling

(,.~

ask a question.
courtroomr

MR.

SUGARMAN:

SUGARMAN:

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THE COURT:

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(At

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you ra lost in t.he


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we apprroach for a minute?

May

Yes

the sidebar.)

MR. SU<iARMAN:

Did you pull Dut those question

marks and put them at the end?


THE COURT:
want

We've already done that.

I didn't

to announce who are ,the winners or who are the losers.


While we're

MR. Me NICHOLAS:

here,

as part

of t.he

voir dire weve agreed that it would be a good idea to play --

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THECOURT:Play the tape,

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MR. Me NICHOLAS:

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THE COURT:

All

right

MR. Me NICHOLAS:

LUCILLE

yes.

It's exhibit

.1'.0"

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the wall and

Your Honor.

THE COURT~ Yes

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All right.

we'll help you.

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with four

If you're confused, just

And if you look like

MR.

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feel it'S a test.

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17

12.

up four seats and on down the line.


Don't

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the next juror, which would be Juror No. 13/ will

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la,

juror No.9,

to fill the second bench up against

then havefour jurors seated in

Once that bench has been completed

Youwill

507.

And it's all set to be played

M. LITSHEIM,

U. S.

COURT REPORTER

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any time you want.

THE COURT:

area.

MR. SUGARMAN~
through

worka

craft from time to time,

for Hughes Aircraft

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THE

as I went

COURT;

and we~ve represented


I have personally

As long as.he doesn't

Hughes

Air-

and I don't

know

know you,-- and

I will just once again make sure they don't know you or the
law firm.

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12

As Karen mentioned,

this again, it occurred to me that No. lr Mr. Altman,

We'll do it as soon as we get to that

MR. MC NICHOLAS:

I don't think you have to do

that.

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THE COURT:

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MR.MC

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MR.

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TEE COURT:

Your don't think that is a problem?

?"

.'.

NICHOLAS:

Right.

All right.

SUGARMAN:

But I want

:you to know that Karen has

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called our B list, and they will simply

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through

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won't know that but we know that.

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-- once we've

gone

the regular people, she will be~in with them.

MR. Me NICHOLAS:

Okay.

They'll

They

be selected

randomly.

0-".

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,THE

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MR. Me NICHOLAS:

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(In open court.)

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THE CLERK:

COURT:

LUCILLE

Yes, the B list will be random.'


Okay.

No. S, Alice Felix! F-e-l-i-x.

M. LITSHEIMr

U.S. COURT REPORTBR

Alice

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This is a subconscious

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and what you're about to hear is what ~ent into the

subconscious,

mindr

left, to your right.


.Mr, Bolton.

they are.

here Friday,

This is what went into the subconscious.


the chords,

c-h-o-r-d-s,

MR. Me NICHOLAS:

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the Isley Brothers

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were issued a copyright

16

on February

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the single.

at 10:12 a.m. until


And

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(Tape played

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MR. MC NICHOLAS:

by them, and they


States Copyright

by the United

6, 1964 r and this

at 10:13 a.m. to 10~14 a.m.)


That's what went into the

computer,

into the subconscious

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Mr. Goldmark, and this is what came out,

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MR.

Wonderful Thingll

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title-hook.

of Mr. Bolton

at lO:14t25

Me NICHOLAS~

24:

Office

is the song t.hat, came out on

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(Tape played

10~12,5.)

this is the song recorded by

in 1964, copyrighted

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This is

and melody.

(Audio tape played

12

a.m. until

The words

The title is simple,

and to

10:18.5 a.m.)

and lyrics

are what is.known in this

LUCILLE M. LITSHEIM,

so nOw you know who

Welcome to our court, gentlemen.

10

to me on my

And seated next to Mr. Goldmark is

They weren't

computer we call the human

Mr. Goldmark is seated next closest

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into that wonderful

case

of Mr. Bolton and Mr, Goldmark.

copyright in~ringement

"Love

IS A

case as the

it's title of the song.

U.S. COURT REPORTER

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THE CQURT:

MR. Me NICHOLAS;

exhibit

305.

r :
,

400, exhibit

in order,

moved

507 in evidence?

MR. Me NICHOLAS:

Has it already

again?

Why don't I just move it in

AS you say, better

redundant

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MR. Me NICHOLAS:
admission

DE

50a.

than omit.

son

THE COURT:

Yesr Your Honor.

And that

Wefll move the

-- is that it?

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May I just have a moment, Your Honor?

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THE COURT:

16

(Discussion.)

17

MR. FOX:

18

MR. Me NICHOLAS:

Yes.

No, there'S

the admission of eKhibit

SHEBAR:

306.

MR.

21

THE COURT:

22

MR. Me NICHOLAS:

23

THE COURT:

24

MR. SUGARMAN:
we would

actually

831, 832.

20

25

been

Yes.

11

19

of exhibit

in?
MR. SHEBAR:

13

of exhibit 306.

402.

10

we'll offer

we'll move the admission

401, exhibit

IS exhibit

Next in order,

move the admission

We will

Next

All right.

others.

And lastly,

That was referred

to yesterday.

806.

Anything else?
No, Your Honor.

Thank you.

Okay.
Your Honor,

the only exhibit

move in at this time is 715, which

LUCILLE

I'll move

M. LtTSHEIM

that

is the tape of

U.S. COURT REPORTER

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525

(.

the M9-rvin Gaye

"Some Kind Of Wonderful."

No

THE COURT:

MR. MC NICHOLAS!

THE COURT:

(Received

13, 100 thru

305, 306, 400 thru 402, 507, 508, 715( 806, 831, 832.)

THE COURT:

MR. Me NICHOLAS:

10

Mr.

Exhibit 715.

in Evidence

admitted.
Nos. 2 thru 6 5-A,

Exhibit

Does that

1101

200 thru

208, 302,

take care of the exhibits

May

so far?

I have just a mOlll.entwith

Fox?

12

MR. Me NICHOLAS:

between

13

Mr. Sugarman

a cassette

14

may recall,

Your Honor,

15

that.

17

MR. Me NICHOLAS:
not assigned

19

be in order

20

Yesterday

counsel

morning

sotto voce.)
gave

medley_

that we had some discussion

THE COURT:

18

plaintiffs'

with the Isley Brothers'

16

23

that's

106 thru

l04r

(Discussion

22

No objection.

All right,

11

21

objection?

You

about

Right.

that an exhibit

My understanding
numberr

is that we have

and I think

that would

for us to do so this morning.


THE COURT:

All right.

What

is the next ana in

THE CLERK:

Your Honor,

I'm not too sure because

order?

don't have the full exhibit

2.4

MR. FOX:

25

MR. Me NICHOLAS:

LUCILLE

list.

B35.
835.

M. LIT8HEIM~

U.S. COURT REPORTER

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Q.

Do you have your keyboard up there?


Yes.

Q.

other?

A.

The whole

Q.

Just

different

8.

A.

chorus

Would you play what you just compared, one after the

what you compared to show us that there are 16


pitches

-- the first chorus.

Yes, play the first chorus of one and the first


of the other.

10

Q.

Yes.

11

A.

Do you have a preference which one I start with?

12

Q.

No.

13

A.

This is the deposit copy.

14

it in the same key or should I play it in the key it's

15

written

16

Q.

You can transpose it.

17

A.

(Keyboard)

18

Q.

That's the deposit copy?

19

A.

Thatis the deposit copy.

20

Q.

NOW,

21

A.

(Keyboard)

Do you want me to transpose

in?

22

Why don't do you that.

the lead sheet.

Yes, I have recording as you did it on your lead

23

sheet.

24

Q.

25

does it?

Now

the deposit copy doesn't have an introduction,

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A.

Ne.

Q.

And your transcription

introduction;

A.

The recording

Q.

The deposit

A.

That's correct.

Q.

And the recording

A.

Yes.

Q.

And your transcription

10

A.

Yes, I believe so.

11

Q.

And the deposit

12

figures

13

A.

No, it doesn't.

14

Q.

And your transcription

15

A.

Yes.

16

Q.

Let's talk for a second,

17

art.

Firstr about prior art in general,

18

into two categories.

19

other

composers,

20

art.

Do you agree?

21

A.

All right.

22

Q.

And there's

23

that of composers,

24

A.

All right.

I understand

25

Q.

All right.

So let's just talk about the priox art

of the recording

right?

has an IntroductionT

copy doesn't

..

yes.

have a coda, correct?

does have a coda?

of it has a coda?

copy doesn't

as we've been talking

does have an

There's

other songs.

another

have instrumental

about it?

of the recording

Dr. EskelinJ

doeS?

about prior

I'll break it down

prior "art that's out thereT


That's

category

one category

of prior

of prior art which

is

body of work.
the difference,

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Do you have an opinion as to whether

or nat at

this stage of the work tape

stage of the ~ork tape, do you have an opinion as to whether

or not Mr. Bolton or Mr. Goldmark have developed a

substantially similar title hook phrase?

A.

Yes.

Q.

And now the reasonS for that opinion, please.

A.

The reasons -- I guess I don't understand the

question.

and I want to emphasize at this

It's a combination of elements that come together

10

at that point

11

Q.

12

earlier?

13

A.

to create

Same combination

the expression that is unique.

of elements that you told us about

Yes, yea,

14

MR. SUGARMAN:

15

THE COURT~

No.

Is there a question ~ending?


We're done with his question.

16

BY MR. MC NICHOLAS:

17

Q.

18

evidence, tape of the two songs.

19

their entirety to the end then I'll ask you some questions.

20

A.

21

(Tape play~d)

22

I would now like you to listen to exhibit 507 in


We'll play them .through

All right.

MR. MC NICHOLAS:

For the record that was the Isley

"Love Is A Wonderful Thing."

23

Brothers

24

Mr. Bolton's.

25

(Tape

played)

We til now hear

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Stop.

We just heard bum bum da dum.

A.

instrumental

first statement

that ever so slightly so

(Tape played)

6
7

a
9

lead in with a 5 6 1 just before we hear the

Stop.

of the title hook.


we

You are going to hear the second

stop.

Now you are going to hear

and this is the one that shifts

11

(Tape played)

14

15
16

S~op.
3 2 1 6 1 brass

stop

just for a minute

Stop.

only to notice

that we just

That was the next title hook phrase.

into the second

chorus

Wefre

now.

That was the second phrase of the second chorus

22

title hook phrase, I mean+

23

(Tape played)

25

of the

(Tapeplayed)

(Tape played)

24

statement

Go ahead.

18

2~

on the

figure.

passed another inflection.

20

the third phrase

its position

You just heard another

17

19

statement

for the title hook tape playing.

conclusion, and let's hear that.

13

So could we just back up

get that connection.

10

12,

Another

Go ahead.

And here's the concluding phrase again of this


chorus which has the shifted ending.

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This

is the bridge

with the case at all.

(Tape pl~yed)
Stop.

section which has nothing

Let me tell you what's about

to happen.

to do

We're

gOing to get the brass

lead-in

lead into a key change

of the third chorus.

of the title

is identical to the Isley Brothers

including

(Tape played)

hook that

Stop_

figure,

This statement

This statement of the title

11

has the solo that varies the pitches

12

appropriate

13

statement of the title

14

[Tape played)

place

Stop.

15

turnaround

the rhythm.

Right there.

10

figure,

and it is another

Now, here

hook.

hook

on it, put it's in the


statement,

a varied

Go ahead.

is the ending phrase

in the third

16

chorus, the one in which Mr. Bolton toys with the placement

17

of the word

"18

song.

19

(Tape played)

"thing"

21

bit.

22

(Tape played)

24
25

its importanoe

in the total

Go.

Play the whole

20

23

emphasizing

A delay.

Another

thing in context.

delay,

And followed

bum bum da dum by that brass fill again.


Go ahead to the codal please.

Go back a little

bum bum bum bum

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1

Crape played)

Q.

That concludes

the plaiing

of exhibit

507.

Dr. Eskelin, let me turn your attention to

exhibit

copyrighted song, "Love Is A Wonderful Thing" ~hich ia on

deposit with the United states copyright office.

831.

This

is the lead sheet for the, Isley Brothers

Have you located that?

A.

Yes.

Q.

Do you have an opinion as to whether or not this lead

.1

10

sheet is sufficiently complete to identify the Isley

11

Brothers song "Love Is A Wonderful Thing"?

12

A.

i
!
i

Yes.

l3

M~. SUGARMAN;

14

THE COURT:

15

THE WITNESS:

Objection.

(
'.

';
i

Overruled.

16

BY MR. Me NICHOLAS:

17

Q,

18

questions,

19

A.

Yes.

Would you play it and then I'll ask you some other

(Keyboard)

20

THE WITNESS:

2L

could hear the lyric.

22

Q.

23

A.

24

wonderful thing; love is a wonderful thing; love is a

25

wonderful thing.

It

Would it help if I sang it instead?

would be helpful.

(Singing)Love

is

a wonderful thing; love is a

You

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Q.

Uh-huh.

Did you also produce

A.

Yes .

Q.

.AII right.'

A.

r'I Guess I'll

Q.

That was also in '667

'5

A.

Yeah/ uh-huh.

Q.

Now -- Well,

Brothers

A.

that,

that record?

one other record that you --

And you mentioned


Always Love You.

rl

for how long did you work

with the Isley

at Motown?

'1
:

Oh, I could

couldn't

say now long it took,

uh, I was just sort of like allover

span of

10

time, because,

11

place,

12

the same time.

13

Q.

14

song for you and I'm going to ask you to listen to it and

15

then I'll ask you a question

You know,

Okay.

we were working

Mr. Dozier,

the

with two or three people

at

at this time I am going to playa

".

MR. SUGARMAN:

16
17

about

it after

I'm playing

it's finished.

part of exhibit

507,

Your Honor.

18

THE COURT:

19

(Audio tape played at 8:56 a.m.)

20

{Stopped
Q.

at 8:57.5

BY MR. SUGARMAN:

2.2

song before?

23

A.

24

played

2S

Q.

I heard

Thank

you.

a.m.)

Mr. Dozier,

have you ever heard that

it for the first time over the phone, which you

for me for the first time,

About when was that?

LUCILLE

M. LITSHEIM,

U.S. COURT .REPORTER

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1

About

Q.

3-

as you've

A.

a year ago.

Did you hear that song in 1966 when you were at Motown
described?

No.

MR. SUGARMAN~

THE COURT:

MR.

I have nothing

Mr .

further.

MCNicholas.

Me NICHOLAS:

Thank you.

CROSS-EXAMINATION
9

(8:58

10

BY MR. Me NICHOLAS:

11

Q.

12

1966 were,

13

Mr.

a.m.}

Dozier, would you say that the Isley Brothers


guqte,

hot, close

in

quote?

Yes.

14

Q.

Were they well known?

15

A.

Oh, yes.

16

Q.

Were they famous?

17

A.

Yes.

18

Q.

In 1965r

19

Tamla

20

A.

I think

21

Q.

"This Old Heart of Mine" was one of them?

22

A.

Yes.

23

Q.

That was on the Billboard

24

weeks, was it not?

25

A.

did they have three major

hits on Motown's

label?

so.

UhF I couldn't

LUCILLE

say what

Hot 100, number 12 for 12

-- what

M. LITSHEIM,

it WaS on the charts,

U.S. COURT

REPORTER

no.

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r,

pitches which were exactly the same.

There was a subtle difference

in rhythm, and as I

proceeded

to go through aL'L this material

-- as 'I said, we

had over '100 songs called "Love Is A Wondex:ful Thingt

began to See that there were similarities

songs titled

do with the similarity

themselves,

and th~tJs what I began to find or notice.

ll

IILove Is A Wonderful

in

but

~nd Of

they to somebody else had similarities

10

Q.

11

similarities

12

A.

13

those particular

14

that

15

Bolton-Goldmark

16

-- had not.hf.nq to

Thing"

of these songSI

between other

to them

Did you compile a tape where you played the

What I did was. I organized

Yes.

were

of these other songs one to another?


these m~lodieS

into

songs titled "Love Is A Wonderful Thing"

similar between themselves

to each other~ not to

or Isley but to each other.

It showed me that two 'writers writing the same


setting and that

17

title could come up with a similar musical

18

this to me 5howed me that independent

19

and I made a tape with these particular

20

will.

21

Q.

22

can explain

23

A.

24

between each just give the year that they were -- these are

25

all songs called "Love Is A Wonderful

creation was clear,


parings,' if you

I ~ould like to play the tape that you made and you
it afterwards

or stop it in the middle.

What I would like to do is plain play them and in

Thing."

The fi;t;'stone

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was in 1965 and the second one was written in 1968.

MR. MC NICHOLAS:

THE WITNESS:

MR. SOGARMAN:

THEWITN~SS:

played)

were essentially
'.

titled

..

l<-,.:

Right.

(Tape played.)

The next two are 19481 1962.

(Tape

identical.

The next two are 1951 and 1962, also two songs

"Love Is A Wonderful

10

'

708.

Now you'll notice that the last four notes of those

8
9

What's the exhibit number?

Thing.

"

(Tape p~ayed)

. Now what we have is a group three

11

put together from the previous

12

(Tape played).

13

groupE

1948r

of

these songs

'57 and '62.

The next two are 1954 and 19"65. ('rape played)

14

The next two are 1954 and 1965 (tape

15

grouping

16

'68.

17

p~ayed).

And now the

of some of those that you just heard 1954, '65 and

(Tape played)
Now, the next two are interesting

from the point

18

of view, listen to how long lILoooove" is hung on to and they

19

arrive

20

the second is 1957.

at a same point in time.

The first one is 1955 and

(Tape played)

21

The next two are 1930 and 1945.

22

Now thqt particular


as far as I'm concerned

(Tape played)

series that you can hear

23

sounds

a little

unnatural

because

24

most peo~le are not going to be singing that way, but here's

25

two individuals, one in 1930 and one in 1945, that did

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the identical

shape.

As a matter

of fact,

almost

those they'fit together.

that

Q.

than "Love Is A Wonderful

pOint?

A.

Yes.

well,'

I fve found other songs, with the same title that have

,8

9
10

up.

(Piano) .

harmony,

Thing" 'that also illustrate

In the research

similarities

in which

this

that I've done in the past as

one writer might write

similar

line,

melody, whatever.

Your Honor1 would this be a good

MR. SUGARMAN:

time to break while

I find my chart?

THE COURT~ We're going to break and I would like

13

14

I'm sorry, I messed -

Are there any songs that you found with names other

11

12

(Piano --

I can p~ay

you haok at 3:30 promptly

15

THE CLERK:

ready to resume.

Please rise.

(Recess at 3:10 p.m.~


17

(proceedings

18

(Jury out.)

19

THE COURT:

20

up.

21

details,

22

had offered,

23

telephone

24

for the telephone.

25

Apparently

during

someone

resumed

counsel,

at 3:34 p.m.)

something

the break, without

associated

or connected

and I'm sure innocently,

I wanted

to bring

going through

with the defense

had offered

their

to be used by one of the jurors in waiting

The way the information

the

in line

was given to me, 'the juror

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Exhibit B

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CONFIDENTIAL DEPOSITION OP ROBIN TIiICKE


1
2

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT


CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, WESTERN DISTRICT

3
4

PHARRELL WILLIAMS, AN
INDIVIDUAL; ROBIN THICKE,
AN INDIVIDUAL; AND CLIFFORD
HARRIS, JR., AN INDIVIDUAL,
PLAINTIFFS,

6
7
8

9
10
11

CASE NO.
CV13-06004-JAK(AGRX)

VS.
BRIDGEPORT MUSIC, INC., A
MICHIGAN CORPORATION;
FRANKIE CHRISTIAN GAYE,
AN INDIVIDUAL; MARVIN GAYE
III, AN INDIVIDUAL; NONA
MARVISA GAYE, AN
INDIVIDUAL; AND DOES 1
THROUGH 10, INCLUSIVE,

12
DEFENDANTS.
13
14
15
16
17

AND RELATED COUNTERCLAIMS.

CON
F IDE
N T I A L
(PURSUANT TO PROTECTIVE ORDER, THE FOLLOWING
TRANSCRIPT HAS BEEN DESIGNATED CONFIDENTIAL)

18
19
20

21
22

23
24
25

DEPOSITION OF ROBIN THICKE, TAKEN ON


BEHALF OF THE DEFENDANTS, AT 1900 AVENUE
OF THE STARS, 25TH FLOOR, LOS ANGELES,
CALIFORNIA, COMMENCING AT 11:21 A.M.,
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014, BEFORE KELLI
C. NORDEN, CSR NUMBER 7200.

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CONFIDENTIAL DEPOSITION OF ROBIN TIiICKE


11:28:01

11:28:03

11:28:03

Q.

-- BEING

ONE OF YOUR

A.

YES.

11:28:03

Q.

OKAY.

11:28:05

11:28:06

A.

YES,

11:28:06

Q.

OKAY.

11:28:10

SOME MUSIC,

11:28:14

OF LIKE A MASH-UP

11:28:15

10

A.

11:28:16

11

Q.

11:28:17

12

"BLURRED

11:28:18

13

THING.

11:28:21

14

A.

OKAY.

11:28:21

15

Q.

AFTER

11:28:23

16

QUESTIONS

11:28:25

17

CAREFULLY

11:28:25

18

11:28:27

19

11:28:28

20

11:28:37

21

11:28:55

22

11:28:56

23

11:28:59

24

MR. KING:

11:29:00

25

THE DEPONENT:

FAVORITE

SONGS.

SONG

"GOT TO GIVE

AND

SO YOU'RE

WITH

THE

IT UP"?
SIR.
I WANT

TO PLAY FOR YOU NOW

IT GOES BACK AND

FORTH.

IT'S KIND

--

OKAY.
BETWEEN

LINES."
THERE'S

BEEN EIGHT

IT UP" AND

TO PLAY THE WHOLE


SEPARATE

I PLAY THESE,

SO I WANT

MR. KING:
IS AN EXHIBIT

"GOT TO GIVE

I'M GOING

FOR YOU,

TRACKS

HERE.

I'LL HAVE

SOME

YOU TO LISTEN

IS THIS

SOMETHING

THAT

TO THE DEPOSITION?
MR. BUSCH:

(WHEREUPON,

IT WILL

AUDIO

THE DEPONENT:
PUT A MINOR

FAMILIAR

MELODY

CLIP

BE.

PLAYED.)

YOU KNOW,

OVER A MAJOR

YOU CAN'T

CHORD.

HE'LL ASK YOU QUESTIONS.


IT'S

IMPOSSIBLE

FOR

18

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Nordeli

and Associates

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#:7411

CONFIDENTIAL DEPOSmON OF ROBINTIiICKE


11:39:31

11:39:31

THE DEPONENT:

11:39:32

MR. KING:

11:39:33

YOU HEAR THEM.

11:39:36

CAN.

11:39:36

BY MR. BUSCH:

11:39:36

11:39:38

PHARRELL

WILLIAMS

11:39:42

uBLURRED

LINES"

11:39:45

10

11:39:47

11

A.

NO.

11:39:58

12

Q.

DO YOU CONSIDER

YOURSELF

11:40:01

13

11:40:01

14

A.

NO.

I'M SEPARATED.

11:40:07

15

Q.

DO YOU MAKE

11:40:10

16

WHEN

YOU GIVE

11:40:11

17

A.

WHEN

11:40:12

18

INTERVIEWS,

11:40:15

19

SELL RECORDS.

11:40:18

20

11: 40: 20

21

11:40:22

22

A.

NO.

11:40:22

23

Q.

RIGHT.

11:40:22

24

A.

JESUS.

11:40:23

25

Q.

DO YOU PICK AND CHOOSE

GET THIS DOWN

SO --

WAIT

Q.

MARVIN

THE ANSWER

ANSWER

IS "NO."

HIS QUESTIONS

FOR MY OBJECTIONS,

IF YOU

DID YOU HAVE ANY CONVERSATION

GAYE'S

DURING

IN WHICH

SONG

OR BEFORE

WITH

THE CREATION

YOU DISCUSSED

"GOT TO GIVE

AS

OF

WITH HIM

IT UP"?

AN HONEST

PERSON?

DISHONEST

WHY

IT A HABIT

OF BEING

INTERVIEWS?

I DO -- WHEN

I TELL WHATEVER

Q.
TESTIFY

THAT'S

I GIVE

I WANT

TO SAY TO HELP

YOU SAY THE SAME THING WHEN YOU

TO WIN A CASE?
ABSOLUTELY

NOT.

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#:7412

CONFIDENTIAl DEPOSITION OF ROBIN rnICKE


12:30:38

12:30:41

12:30:43

12:30:44

12:30:49

12:30:51

NOT EXACTLY

12:30:53

BUT

12:31:00

COULD

12:31:03

KNOW

12:31:04

10

12:31:07

11

AND

12:31:10

12

READ MUSIC.

12:31:11

13

12:31:13

14

PIECE

OF

12:31:17

15

ASKED

ME TO PLAY THAT

12:31:19

16

I COULD NOT PLAY THAT

12:31:21

17

READ

12:31:25

18

12:31:27

19

MARK

12:31:27

20

PRELIMINARY

12:31:49

21

COMPLAINT

12:31:49

22

DEPOSITION

12:31:50

23

MR. BUSCH:

USED

HIM FOR MY LAST TWO ALBUMS.


Q.

ARE YOU ABLE

A.

NO.

TO READ MUSICAL

NOTATION?

IS

IS -- CAN I -- BECAUSE

TRUE.

I COULDN'T

-- I'M NOT ADVANCED,

I -- IF IT WAS A SINGLE

I COULD

THAT'S

NOTATION,

PICK OUT THE NOTES

BECAUSE

-- I KNOW A SCALE.
BUT READING

-- TO BE WITH MUSICIANS

FOR ME TO SAY I CAN READ MUSIC,

I COULDN'T
A PIECE

CERTAIN

PIECE

24

/ / /

25

/ / /

AS THE NEXT

OF MUSIC

OKAY.
JUDITH

ON THE PAPER,

COULD

YOU PLEASE

FINELL'S

EXHIBIT

TO THE

30.

OFFICER:
31.

I CAN

CLEAR.

THAT WAS ATTACHED

IN THIS ACTION,

OF ME AND

HOWEVER,

IF THAT'S

EXHIBIT

REPORT

IN FRONT

FOR YOU.

MR. BUSCH:

I CANNOT

SIT DOWN -- IF YOU PUT A

OF MUSIC

NOTATIONS,

NO,

31.

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YOU.

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Case 2:13-cv-06004-JAK-AGR Document 246-1 Filed 02/04/15 Page 36 of 75 Page ID


#:7413

CONfIDENTIAL DEPOSITION OF ROBIN TIiICKE


1

15:00:16
15:00:18

OKAY.

Q.
SUBJECTS

HERE

ALL RIGHT.

LET'S

CHANGE

GO TO THE SONG

rlLOVE

FOR A MOMENT.

15:00:19

A.

OKAY.

15:00:19

Q.

AND LET'S

15:00:21

15:00:22

A.

UH-HUH.

15:00:22

Q.

-- AND

15:00:23

15:00:25

15:00:28

10

A.

RECENTLY,

15:00:31

11

Q.

ARE YOU FAMILIAR

15:00:32

12

15:00:33

13

A.

YES.

15:00:33

14

Q.

OKAY.

15:00:35

15

15:00:35

16

A.

IT'S A CLASSIC.

15:00:36

17

Q.

HAVE

15:00:45

18

BROUGHT

15:00:47

19

INVOLVES

15:00:48

20

A.

UH-HUH.

15:00:48

21

Q.

-- HAVE

15:00:50

22

SONGS

15:00:52

23

SUBSTANTIALLY

15:00:54

24

A.

15:00:56

25

AFTER

WAR"

--

HAVE
WAR"

SONG

AND

"AFTER

"AFTER

"AFTER

THE DANCE."

YOU LISTENED

TO "LOVE AFTER

THE DANCE"?
FOR ANY REASON?

NO.

WITH MARVIN

GAYE'S

THE DANCE"?

HOW ARE YOU FAMILIAR

WITH

IT?

COULD

YOU,

SINCE

TO YOUR ATTENTION
THAT

WAS

THAT THIS LAWSUIT

SONG --

YOU LISTENED

TO SEE IF YOU BELIEVE

PLAY AND

THE MATTER

SIMILAR
NO,

THEY

TO THE TWO

CONTAIN

ANY

MATERIAL?

I KNOW

SING THEM

THEM BOTH BY HEART.

FOR YOU ON THE PIANO

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Case 2:13-cv-06004-JAK-AGR Document 246-1 Filed 02/04/15 Page 37 of 75 Page ID


#:7414

ExhibitG

Case 2:13-cv-06004-JAK-AGR Document 246-1 Filed 02/04/15 Page 38 of 75 Page ID


#:7415

1
2

3
4

Paul H. Duvall (SBN 73699)


E-Mail: pduvalliW.kingballow.com
KING & BALLOW
6540 Lusk Blvd., Suite 250
San Diego, CA 92121
.
(858) 597-6000
Fax: (858) 597-6008
Attorneys for Defendants and CounterClaimants Frankie Christian Gaye and
Nona Marvisa Gaye

Richard S. Busch (TN BPR 014594)

(pro hac vice)

B- Mail:

rbuschla>.kingballow.com
Sara R. Ellis (TN BPR 030760) (pro hac vice)
E-Mail: sellisiW.ki!1.Eballow.com
KING & BALLOW
315 Union Street, Suite 1100
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 259-3456 Fax: (615) 726-5417
Attorneys for Defendants and CounterClaimants Frankie Christian Gaye and Nona
Marvisa Gaye

7
8
9
10
11
12

Mark L. Block (SBN 115457}


E-Mail: mblock@waJgofrench.com
WARGO & FRffiCHLLP
1888 Century Park East; Suite 1520
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 853-6355 Fax: (310) 853-6333
Attorneys for Defendants and CounterClaimants Frankie Christian Gaye and
Nona Marvisa Gaye

Paul N. Phil~ s (SBN 18792)


E-Mail: pnpnpleal.com
The Law
Ices of~aul N. Philips
9255 West Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323)813-1126 Fax: (323) 854-6902
Attorney for Defendant and Counter-Claimant
Marvin Gaye III

QIf

13

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

14
15
16
17

CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA,


PHARRELL WILLIAMS, an
individual; ROBIN TIDCKE, an
individual; and CLIFFORD HARRIS,
JR., an inaividual,

WESTERN DIVISION

Case No. CV13-06004-JAK

(AGRx)

Hon. John A. Kronstadt, ctrm 750

FILED UNDER SEAL

18

Plaintiffs,
EXHIBIT C TO THE DECLARATION

19
vs.

20
21
22

23

BRlDGEPORT MUSIC, INC., a


Michigan corporation; FRANKIE
CHRISTI~GA
YE, an individual;
MARVIN GA YE 111. an individual;
NONA MARVISA vA YE, an
individual; and DOES 1 through 10,
inclusive,

OF RICHARD S. BUSCH IN SUPPORT


OF COUNTER-CLAIMANTS
JOINT
TRIAL BRIEF
Action Commenced: August 15, 2013
Trial Date: February 10,2015

24

Defendants.
25
26
AND RELATED
27
28

COUNTERCLAIMS
7

Richard S. Busch (TN BPR 014594)

Case 2:13-cv-06004-JAK-AGR Document 246-1 Filed 02/04/15 Page 39 of 75 Page ID


#:7416

Exhibit D

Case 2:13-cv-06004-JAK-AGR Document 246-1 Filed 02/04/15 Page 40 of 75 Page ID


#:7417

(pro hac vice)


E-Mail: rbusch(a2kingballow.com
Sara R. Ellis (TN BPR 030760) (pro hac vice)
E-Mail: sellisra2kingballow.com
KING & BALLOW
315 Union Street, Suite 1100
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 259-3456 Fax: (615) 726-5417
Attorneys for Defendants and CounterClaimants Frankie Christian Gaye and Nona
Marvisa Gaye
Paul N. Phil~' s (SBN 18792)
E-Mail: pnpnpleal.com
The Law
Ices of Paul N. Philips
9255 West Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323)813-1126 Fax: (323) 854-6902
Attorney for Defendant and Counter-Claimant
Marvin Gaye III

(Jf

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

13
14

CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA,

WESTERN DIVISION

15
16
17

PHARRELL WILLIAMS, an
individual; ROBIN TRICKE, an
individual; and CLIFFORD HARRIS,
JR., an inaividual,

Case No. CV13-06004-JAK (AGRx)


Hon. John A. Kronstadt, ctnn 750
FILED UNDER SEAL

Plaintiffs,

18
19

vs.

23

BRIDGEPORT MUSIC, INC., a


Michigan corporation; FRANKIE
CHRISTIAN GAYE, an individual;
MARVIN GAYE II!; an individual;
NONA MARVISA vA YE, an
individual; and DOES 1 through 10,
inclusive,

24

Defendants.

20
21

22

25
26
27

28

AND RELATED COUNTERCLAIMS

EXHIBIT D TO THE DECLARATION


OF RICHARD S. BUSCH IN SUPPORT
OF COUNTER-CLAIMANTS
JOINT
TRIAL BRIEF
Action Commenced: August 15,2013
Trial Date: February 10,2015

Case 2:13-cv-06004-JAK-AGR Document 246-1 Filed 02/04/15 Page 41 of 75 Page ID


#:7418

E hi itE

Case 2:13-cv-06004-JAK-AGR Document 246-1 Filed 02/04/15 Page 42 of 75 Page ID


#:7419
1

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

THE HONORABLE JOHN A. KRONSTADT

UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE PRESIDING

.Pharrell Williams,
Plaintiff,

8
9

10

Case No.

VS.

CV 13-6004-JAK(AGRx)

11

12
13

Bridgeport Music, Inc., et al.,


Defendants.

14
15
16
17

REPORTER'S TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS

18

Final Pretrial Conference

19

Los Angeles, California

20

Monday, January 26, 2015

21
22
23
24
25

Pamela A. Batalo, CSR, FCRR, RMR


Official Reporter
Roybal Federal Building
255 East Temple Street
Room 181-1
Los Angeles, California
90012
(213) 687-0446

Case 2:13-cv-06004-JAK-AGR Document 246-1 Filed 02/04/15 Page 43 of 75 Page ID


#:7420
32
1

Give It Up and Marvin

Gaye,

allow

evidence

establish

of the

gave

legacy

us to introduce
this

-- that

fact that

this

13 different
and then

pointi

appropriate

resulting

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case.

11

the

12

plaintiffs'

I think

alleged

conduct
behalf

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and Robin

Thicke

of Marvin

Gaye's

at this
and the

a right

of pUblicity

to show a nexus

and/or

persons

between

acting

on

damages.

I agree

I think

but

with

that,

at most,

your

Honor.

some of this might

as -- as a -- for a limited

But it's not

about

or reputation

diminishing

18

pUblicity

19

promoting

20

and the

21

by question,

but

22

with

to any admissions.

23

today,

deny

24

acting

on behalf

or anything

the plaintiffs'
resulting

respect

promotion
I

in light

purpose

with

instruction.

17

25

was to

sales,

infringement

to have

the alleged

THE COURT:

limiting

plan

advantage

of the plaintiff
and

drove

and it's not

going

14

16

marketing

damages,

Right.

in indirectly

-- this

to not

Gaye

it's a fine point,

MR. BUSCH:

come

who Marvin

is for copyright

you're

is that

it seems

13

15

drove

taking

Well,

here

about

is their

to exclude

the claim

10

these

interviews

THE COURT:

and so the point

And

at this

point,

the motion

with

I'm going

but

And

respect

Gaye's

of

It's about

have

to deny

as I've

also

in connection
is not

song

to see it question

to statements

the trial

rights

of the plaintiffs'

I -- I may

of the plaintiffs

of the song,

else.

promotion

sales.

Mr.

about

the motion
explained
made
with

by those
the

the rights

of

Case 2:13-cv-06004-JAK-AGR Document 246-1 Filed 02/04/15 Page 44 of 75 Page ID


#:7421

All priority twitter posts (single/video/album/sweeps


etc) will be promoted in the Twitter ad program
either via search keywords or directly in stream to followers of @interscope.
For example: We ran a Voice Promoted Tweet Campaign on 5/14 and generated 37k impressions /1,400
Clicks
Rapqenius
Get a verified account to explain lyrics via video or text. PHASE I
Support "Give It 2 U"
- Tap Tap Revenge
"Blurred Lines" featured in game. Will pitch more songs as they are released.
<Pandora

Will pitch for inclusion in Pandora brand campaign (pending any available campaigns). Current
campaigns include Legends & Icons, and a Charity focused program .

E-Mail Marketing
With website single sign on we can now significantly grow email lists and use them to target and remarket
fans (Email Size)
Exclusive listen to the album snippets for email subscribers
General birthday greeting. We can trigger sends to all subscribers on their birthdays to encourage
engagement with the fans. Helps to have them post on their socials about signing up for the mailing to
receive special content. That way, new fans to those pages know to sign up for these cool emails artists.
MOBIL~
Shazaam
Video / Commercial Campaigns are great places to add a Shazam tag for added value, contests and song
awareness.
BLOGLIST
Pop:
Hollywire
PopCrush
Young Hollywood
Popdust
Pop Culture Madness
Muumuse
Pink Is The New Blog
About, Top 40 blog
Pop On And On
Arjan Writes
Crushable

College Candy
Pop Culture Fix
Neon Lime Light
Allie Is Wired
Popservations
The Pop Sucker
Evigshed
Allure of Sound
Just Jared
Pop Bang Boom
Celebuzz

Socialite Life
StupidDope
Jon Ali-s Blog
Popstache
Artist Direct
Much Music
Pop Bang Boom
Hard Candy Music
Idolator

Tastemakers:
Stereogum
Pretty Much Amazing
Pigeons and Planes
Consequence of Sound
Hypetrak

We Listen For You


Kick Kick Snare
Mostly Junk Food
The Music Ninja
Some Kind Of Awesome

Surviving The Golden Age


Prefix
Noisey

Examiner
Daily Candy
The Hairpin
Nerdist
High Snobiety
Trendland

Refineryau
Vulture
Mashable
Nerve

Lifestyle/Pop Culture.' .
Hypebeast
Lost At E Minor
Swagger New York

F1avorpill/Flavorvnre
Thrillist

HitFix

15

CONFIDENTIAL
PCD 04153

Case 2:13-cv-06004-JAK-AGR Document 246-1 Filed 02/04/15 Page 45 of 75 Page ID


#:7422

Hip Hop/Urban/R&B.'
Bossip

The Boombox (AOL)


24 Hour Hip Hop
Concrete Loop
Global Grind
Hip Hop N More

Hip Hop Wired


Hip Hop DX
Herfection
URB
The 9 Elements
Urban Everything
Hard Knock TV
Hot New Hip Hop
Miss Info

Men! Lifestyle:
Guyism
Crave
COED
Ask Men

Average Joes Blog


The Art of Manliness
Bullz-Eye
Gear Patrol

2dopeboyz
Baller Status

AllHip Hop

Solicitation Dates:
Pre Order Dates:
Total Shipments:

Karen Civil
Killer Hip Hop
Singers Room
Urban Mack
Neeole Bitchie
NahRight
This IsRnB

Cool Material

The Awesomer
Uproxx
Brobible

6/17-7/5/13
6/30-7/29
171,580

Accounts
ALUANCEjBARNES & NOBLE
B&N: 689 US Stores
K-Mart: 943 US Stores
New Release Endcap
NR Endcaps across BN + Vll1Jaccounts
Other
Pitchedfor K-Mart rota 7/28, waiting jar confirmation
.AMAZONmp3
Featured New Release: Genre Focus
30

days

Tentative positioning: MP3 Delivers Email, Less static rotos (above the fold), Bunkbed placement on
gateway.
AMAZON.com
Tier 2 Ad Package

8/1-8/30
Pending Confirmation
AUG: New & Notable Custom Mail by Genre, Music Home Page- "Featured New & Upcoming Releases"
(50% fixed rotation), New Release Store- "New Arrivals" (fixed), Category
BEATPORT
Blurred Lines Remixes will be delivered to Beatport
BETSBUY [4omil homes each wk j /1.23mil readers]
BBY: 1,056 US Stores

CONFIDENTIAL
PCD 04154

Case 2:13-cv-06004-JAK-AGR Document 246-1 Filed 02/04/15 Page 46 of 75 Page ID


#:7423

E hi it F

Case 2:13-cv-06004-JAK-AGR Document 246-1 Filed 02/04/15 Page 47 of 75 Page ID


#:7424

1
2
3

4
5

Paul H. Duvall (SBN 73699)


E-Mail: pduvall(a)kingballow.com
KING & BALLOW
6540 Lusk Blvd., Suite 250
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 597-6000
Fax: (858) 597-6008
Attorneys for Defendants and CounterClaimants Frankie Christian Gaye and
Nona Marvisa Gaye

Richard S. Busch (TNBPR 014594)


(oro hac vice)
B-Mail: rbusch01kingballow.com
Sara R. Ellis (rn BPR 030760) (pro hac vice)
E-Mail: sellisrt4killgballow.com
KING & BALLOW
315 Union Street, Suite 1100
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 259-3456 Fax: (615) 726-5417
Attorneys for Defendants and CounterClaimants Frankie Christian Gaye and Nona
Marvisa Gaye

Mark L. Block (SBN 115457}


E-Mail: mblockcmwaJgofrench.com
WARGO&FRENCHLLP
1888 Century Park East; Suite 1520
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 853-6355 Fax: (310) 853-6333
Attorneys for Defendants and CounterClaimants Frankie Christian Gaye and
Nona Marvisa Gaye

Paul N. Phil~' s (SBN 18792)


E-Mail: pnpnpleal.com
The Law CJf Ices of~au1 N. Philips
9255 West Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323)813-1126 Fax: (323) 854-6902
Attorney for Defendant and Counter-Claimant
Marvin Gaye III

6
7
8
9
10

11
12
13

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

14
15
16
17

CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA,


PHARRELL WILLIAMS, an
individual; ROBIN THICKE, an
individual; and CLIFFORD HARRIS,
JR., an inaividual,

WESTERN DIVISION

Case No. CVI3-06004-JAK (AGRx)


Hon. John A. Kronstadt, ctnn 750
FILED UNDER SEAL

18

Plaintiffs,
19

vs.
20
21
22
23

BRIDGEPORT MUSIC, INC., a


Michigan cO!}Joration;FRANKIE
CHRISTIAN GAYE, an individual;
MARVIN GAYE II!.;an individual;
NONA MARVISA vA YE, an
individual; and DOES 1 through 10,
inclusive,

24
Defendants.
25

26

AND RELATED COUNTERCLAIMS


27

28

EXHIBIT F TO THE DECLARATION OF


RICHARD S. BUSCH IN SUPPORT OF
COUNTER-CLAIMANTS
JOINT TRIAL
BRIEF
Action Commenced: August 15,2013
Trial Date: February 10,-2015

Case 2:13-cv-06004-JAK-AGR Document 246-1 Filed 02/04/15 Page 48 of 75 Page ID


#:7425

Exhibit G

Case 2:13-cv-06004-JAK-AGR Document 246-1 Filed 02/04/15 Page 49 of 75 Page ID


#:7426
Case 2:13-cv-06004-JAK-AGR Document 196-11 Filed 01/13/15 Page 5 of 53 Page 10
#:5730

11/1812014

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Mar 20 2013, 7:41 pm

The blue-eyed crooner Is back with another mid-tempo hit on his hands. After premiering the song 011 his R<Iul
IfllsbtInd.~ '>.flfollYWD(id Tuesday [March 19),Robin Thiel.e unleashed the video for his lutest, "Blumu
Lines," feAturing phlll'rell and T.I.

Your m;JJll4ere

Rather shan going ata slower pace, Patlll'atton'~ better half dropped the song and video all in oocswoop. With
a quicknnd tn his Remy Mllctin endorsement deal, the visual features thesingertwo-stepping
with partially
clothed beautiful women. And of course, T.I. and Pharell getin Oil the action, swn}'ingJle.~vily tothe heat, which
samples Marvin Gays's, "GotTo Give It Up."

fIDOMTSHOOT REPORT

We'veneverrenUyseen Tip move like tlmt, butfromthelooks of'lt, he and eVErybodyelsehad fun on the set (eV<!ll
the woman who had her feetused as R makeshift microphone).

BANGIN GANDY

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3

4
5

Paul H. Duvall (SBN 73699)


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KING & BALLOW
6540 Lusk Blvd., Suite 250
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 597-6000
Fax: (858) 597-6008
Attorneys for Defendants and CounterClaimants Frankie Christian Gaye and
Nona Marvisa Gaye

Richard S. Busch (TN BPR 014594)


(oro hac vice)
E-Mail: rbusch(@.kingballow.com
Sara R. Ellis (TN BPR 030760) (pro hac vice)
E-Mail: sellis(cV.kingballow.com
KING & BALLOW
315 Union Street, Suite 1100
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 259-3456 Fax: (615) 726-5417
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Marvisa Gaye

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. The Law
9255 West Sunset Boulevard
1888 Century Park East; Suite 1520
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(323)813-1126 Fax: (323) 854-6902
(310) 853-6355 Fax: (310) 853-6333
Attorneys for Defendants and Counter- Attorney for Defendant and Counter-Claimant
Claimants Frankie Christian Gaye and
Marvin Gaye III
Nona Marvisa Gaye

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CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA,


PHARRELL WILLIAMS, an
individual; ROBIN THICKE, an
individual; and CLIFFORD HARRIS,
JR., an individual,

WESTERN DIVISION

Case No. CV13-06004-JAK (AGRx)


Hon, John A. Kronstadt, ctrm 750
FILED UNDER SEAL

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19

vs.
20
21
22
23

BRIDGEPORT MUSIC, INC., a


Michigan corporation; FRANKIE
CHRISTIAN GAYE, an individual;
MARVIN GAYE II!; an individual;
NONA MARVISA vA YE, an
individual; and DOES 1 through 10,
inclusive,

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Defendants.
25

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AND RELATED COUNTERCLAIMS
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EXHIBIT I TO THE DECLARATION OF


RICHARD S. BUSCH IN SUPPORT OF
COUNTER-CLAIMANTS
JOINT TRIAL
BRIEF
Action Commenced: August 15, 2013
Trial Date: February 10,2015

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3

4
5

Paul H. Duvall (SBN 73699)


E-Mail: pduvall@.kingballow.com
KING s: BALLOW
6540 Lusk Blvd., Suite 250
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 597-6000
Fax: (858) 597-6008
Attorneys for Defendants and CounterClaimants Frankie Christian Gaye and
Nona Marvisa Gaye

Richard S. Busch (TN BPR 014594)


(pro hac vice)
B-Mail: rbusch(a)J<ingballow.com
Sara R. Ellis
BPR 030760) (pro hac vice)
E-Mail: se1lis@.ki!l~bal1ow.com
KING & BALLOW
315 Union Street, Suite 1100
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 259-3456 Fax: (615) 726-5417
Attorneys for Defendants and CounterClaimants Frankie Christian Gaye and Nona
Marvisa Gaye

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Mark L. Block (SBN 115457)


E-Mail: rnblock@waJgofrench.com
9 WARGO&FRENCHLLP
1888 Century Park East; Suite 1520
10 Los Angeles, CA 90067
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9255 West Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323)813-1126 Fax: (323) 854-6902
Attorney: for Defendant and Counter-Claimant
Marvin Gaye III

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

14
15
16
17

CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA,


PHARRELL WILLIAMS, an
individual; ROBIN THICKE, an
individual; and CLIFFORD HARRIS,
JR., an inaividual,

WESTERN DIVISION

Case No. CVI3-06004-JAK (AGRx)


Han. John A. Kronstadt, ctrm 750
FILED UNDER SEAL

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19

vs.
20
21

22
23

BRIDGEPORT MUSIC, INC., a


Michigan c01]Joration; FRANKIE
CHRISTIAN GAYE, an individual;
MARVIN GAYE II!; an individual;
NONA MARVISA vA YE, an
individual; and DOES 1 through 10,
inclusive,

24

Defendants.
25

26

AND RELATED COUNTERCLAIMS


27
28

EXHIBIT J TO THE DECLARATION OF


RICHARD S. BUSCH IN SUPPORT OF
COUNTER-CLAIMANTS
JOINT TRIAL
BRIEF
Action Commenced: August 15,2013
Trial Date: February 10,2015

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From:
To:
SlIbjeCt:
Dilte!

HW

Welnger. Harry
Fwd: Marvin Gaye "Got To Give It Up"
Tue'sday, October 21, 2014 9:46:25 AM

--------"- Forwarded message ~--------From; HW <hweinger@gmail.com>


Date: Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Subject: Marvin GayellGot To Give It Up"
To: uBarasch, Douq" <doug.barasch@umusic.com>
As Robin Thicke's "Blurred Ilnes" hit is utterly based on this/ can we get "buy
from .1I link here:
http:lLwww.youtube.com/watcb?v=WRcVQDELAd4
Good to see you - HW
Hany Weinger
bweinger@gmail.com

Harry Weinger
hweinger@gmaiJ.com

WEINGER 00001

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From:

.!:IW

To:

Welnaer, Harrv
Fwd: Blurred lines &. Got To GIve It Ull mashup
Tuesday, October 21, 20149:45:51 AM

SUbject;

Date:

---------- FOlWarded message ---------From: Janisegaye <janisegaye@aol.com>


Date: Wed, lull7, 2013 at 1:49 PM
Subject: Re: Blurred LInes & Got To Give It Up mashup
To: hweinger@gmail,com
Saw this. Smart kids! Same song, ..hope you are holding up under the heat. We are

melting.
Love to you, Harry
From us all ...

~----Original Message---From; HW <hweinger@gmajJ.com>


To: david Ritz <davjdrilzwrites@gmail.com>;

Janis Gaye <jaoisegaye@aol.com>

Sent: Wed, Ju117, 201311:56 am


Subject: Blurred lines & Got To Give It Up mashup
http://vimeo.comI64572

907

Kid spent a few hours messing around to do this.

Love,
H

Harry Weinger
hweinger@gmail.com

Harry Weinger
hweinger@gmail.com

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From:
To:
Subject:

Pate:

HW
Welnger. Harry
Fwd: SpIn mag weIghs 10
Tuesday, October zi, 2014 9:45:28 AM

---------- Forwarded message --_~----_~


From: Janisegaye <janisegaye@aol.com>
Date: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 9:55 AM
Subject: Re: Spin mag weighs in

To: hweinger@gmail.coill
Wow
check

quite a piece ...smh. Thanks for sending ...again, wow. Spin could use spell
IMavinl??

~--originalMessage---From: Harry Weinger <hweinger@gmail

com>

To: Janis Gaye <janisegaye@8ol.com>

sent: Man, Jut 29,20139:30 am


Subject Spin mag weighs in
www.spin.com/reviews/roblnutm soufce=spinlwllter&utm

thicke-blu rred -lines- j ustin~timberlake?


medium=social&utm
campaigno=spintwitter

Download the official Twitter app here

HW

Harty Weinger

hweinger@gmail.com

WEINGER 00005

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From:

tIW.

To:
Subject:
Date:

Welnger. Ha[f1L
Fwd: Robin Thlcke In Sunday"s NY TInes
luesday, OdoberZl, :2Q14 9:45:19 AM

-_-------

Forwarded message --------<janisegaye@aol.com::

From: Janisegaye

Date: Sat, Jut 20, 2013 at 2:23 PM

subject: Re: Robin Thicke in Sunday's NY Tines

To: hweinger@gmail.coro
Sounds good. You can give me the info. can't wait for 'In Our Lifetime', ..The deluxe
editions take me back as if its real time ...
Happy birthday to young \VIr.Weinger. ..J feel old, My GRANDson is 16. You are still
young yourself. ..hello to the fam. Speak Monday, Thanks, HW.

----Original
Message--From: Harry Weinger <hweinger@gmail.com>
To: Janisegaye <janisegaye@aol com>
Sent Sat, Jul 20, 2013 11:2.5 am
Subject: Re: Robin Thicke in Sunday's NY Tines
I'll call you Monday. We kind of went over the Sony stuff - either I'Ugive them your info or you can send
me the the agency info. ('m also sending you (finany) the deluxe edition of "In Our Lifetime,"

My

son turns 23 tomorrow -I

HW
On Ju120, 2013, at 11:19 AM, Janisegaye <janlsegaye@aol.com>

wrote:

Thanks

for this Harry. Have you read the tweets about the song? The court of public
opinion definitely has one. Love the song. Don't dig the behavior. Bizarre. They had
access to GTGIU and tweaked it. 'LoveAfter War' "" 'After The Dance'. Not the first time
Robin has done this. We are not happy at all.
You said you had a bunch of things to talk about re: Sony

and other

issues. Let me know

a good time. stay cool...

~---OriginalMessage----From: Harry Weinger <bweinger@gmajl.com>


To: Janis Gaye <janisegaye@aol.com>;
David Ritz <davidrilzwrites@gmail.com>
Sent: Sat, Ju120, 2.01310:25 am
Subject: Robin Thicke in Sunday's NY Tines

Check peragraph 20.


g~;P:/~~~~.c~n/2013/Q7/21/art5/mUSiC/robin-thicke-a-romantic. -a-_ug-t----~.html?Dagewanted-all
NYTiroes: Robin Thicke, a Romantic, Has a Naughty Hit
20 hours

ago .

After

20 yea:cs of writing

romantic R&B songs, .fI-Blu:cred

WEINGER 00006

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Lines';;'

has put hlin at No. 1 on pop radio.


HW

Harry Weinger
hweinger@gmail.com

WEINGER 00007

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#:7449

From:
1'o:~.

Subject:
Date:

Wnger, Harry
David Ritz
Re: jan

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

1;U6:37

PM

The lawyers sound like they know what they're doing. I still think jam needs an
estate manager to deal with all of this on an overall level and not just lawyers
talking. I put her and my guy at NYU in touch and she never connected. He gave

up.
HW
Harry Weinger

UMe A&R VP, 1755 Broadway, NY, NY 10019

II

(212) 331-2023

On Oct 3D, 2013, at 3:57 PM, "David Ritzn <davidritzwrites@gmail.com>

wrote:

http://www,hollywoodreporter.comtthr-esg/blurred-lines-lawsuit-marvingaye-651427
=Davld
ritzwrites. com

WEINGER 00008

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#:7450

From:

To:
Subject:
Pate:

Welnger. Ham'
B,esnlkoff. Bruce; Ventom. Jane

Fwd: Thh:ke
Friday, August 16, 201310~49:0BAM

FYI. This is crazy.

HW
Harry Weinger
UMe A&R VP, 1755 Broadway, NYt NY 10019//

(212) 331-2023

Begin forwarded message:


From: llWarrent Ashleyll <Ashley.Warren@umusic,com>
Date: August 16, 2013, 1:46:35 PM EDT
To: JlWeinger, Harry" <harry.weinger@umusic.com>

Subject: Thicke

WElNGER 00009

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#:7451

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Weinger, Harty
Albert, Nate
Marvin &. RobfnjPharrell

Wednesday, July 17,2.0139:02;16 AM

Who at Interscope or in Robin's world can we float the real idea of doing this for real from the masters?
btlp:flwww_mixcloud_com/jan-willem-rijnbeek-dilw/robin-lhicke-blurred-lines-feat-marvin-gaye-mashup-

djfw-remjxl
http://vimeo.com/64572907

WEINGER 00011

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Froll1~

Welnger, Harry

TD:
Subject:
Date:

liliUm1in
Re: "Blurred LInes" VS, "Got to Give It Up"
Tuesday, July 09, Z013 7:08:01 AM

Yep, they sampled/borrowed from Marvin and all is well. Jan recently tweeted a
thank you to Robin Thicke and Pharell.
HW
Harry Weinger
UMe A&R VPt 1755 Broadway, NY, NY 10019

1/

(212) 331-2023

On Jul 9, 2013, at 9:46 AM, "Kirk Bonin" <i<irkbonin@hotmail.com>

wrote:

Hey Harry,

My ears aren't deceptive. "Blurred Lines" is an updated version of "Got to


Give it Up". Considering what a smash it iSI oddly within the same music
corporate family, a plagerism suit is a no-bralner, Considering how
Marvinls estate got so complicated, I hope this is found revenue for
him ..or at least Jobete Publishing which is now owned by EM!
Publishing, right?
I am a Robin Thicke fan so I would like to think it was not intentional.
But if you recall, "Got to Give it Up" was almost an identical out of the
box smash taking his live album to double platinum while selling tons of
sIngles. Robin is a songwriter with integrity, but, he often tips his hat to
"ole school R&S" 1 which makes this even more suspect.

WEINGER 00013