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ICYMI: Over 200 Musicians — Including Jennifer Hudson, R. Kelly, & Weezer — Defend Pharrell Against 'Dangerous' Blurred Lines Verdict!

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Last week, it was reported that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke clapped back hard at that Blurred Lines lawsuit — appealing the verdict that they committed copyright infringement against Marvin Gaye's Got to Give It Up.

Throughout the drawn out court battle, the singers expressed the sentiment that paying homage to an earlier era and making a song reminiscent of a sound shouldn't fall under copyright infringement.

And it looks like a TON of musicians agree — because 212 artists, composers, and producers have filed a brief with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the bid by Williams, Thicke, and T.I. to overturn the decision.

Related: Ed Sheeran Sued For Stealing From Marvin Gaye!

Musicians from all corners of the industry have banded together to support the appeal, claiming that the Blurred Lines creators deserve victory on grounds that the court's ruling will set a precedent that will "stifle creativity" and "impede the creative process."

Among those who threw their names in the ring are the members of Train, Linkin Park, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Black Crowes, Fall Out Boy, as well as Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, Hall & Oates' John Oates, R. Kelly, Hans Zimmer, Jennifer Hudson, Jean Baptiste, Evan Bogart and Brian Burton (Danger Mouse).

The artist's brief, penned by entertainment attorney Ed McPherson, states:

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Robin Thicke, Pharrell, & T.I. Officially Appeal The Blurred Lines Copyright Verdict!

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Robin Thicke, Pharrell, and T.I. are not going to give it up when it comes to that Blurred Lines lawsuit.

Last year, the musicians lost their legal battle against Marvin Gaye's family, who claimed the guys committed copyright infringement with their 2013 hit.

Related: Late Musician's Estate Says Justin Timberlake & Will.i.am Ripped Off A Song!

The late legend's estate won millions of dollars after alleging the songsmiths stole their single from Marvin's Got To Give It Up.

But on Wednesday, the trio officially filed to appeal the verdict! The musicians submitted their opening brief with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

In their legal papers, the performers explained that the verdict, as it stands, could inhibit other artists' creative processes in the future, saying:

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Todd Chrisley REALLY Gets Down While Performing Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines On Lip Sync Battle — Watch!

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Some of the best performances on Lip Sync Battle have generally been the bigger stars like Channing Tatum dancing with Beyonce, or Kaley Cuoco imitating Britney Spears lip syncing I'm A Slave 4 U — but that doesn't mean reality stars can't have fun too!

On Thursday night's LSB, Real Housewives of Atlanta stars NeNe Leakes will be facing off against Chrisley Knows Best's Todd Chrisley!

Video: Katharine McPhee Is Sexy AF Performing Jason Derulo's Want To Want Me On Lip Sync Battle!

While we've already gotten a peek at what NeNe has up her sleeve, we've now got a glimpse at Chrisley's performance as he works his hips to Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines — and don't worry, there's no naked women twerking on him. LOLz!

Ch-ch-check out Todd's upcoming performance of Thicke's hit song (below) and let us know who you'll be rooting for!

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Robin Thicke & Pharrell Will Pay Millions Less Over Blurred Lines — But It's Not The Result They Wanted!

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Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams may not be celebrating victory in their Blurred Lines case — but they do have some good news.

After a jury awarded the family of the late Marvin Gaye with a verdict of $7.4 million in their copyright infringement suit over similarities to the song Got To Give It Up, a judge has only mostly upheld the ruling.

While there won't be a new trial as Robin and Pharrell's legal team requested, the judge did lessen the total money owed to $5.3 million.

[ Video: Snoop Dogg Goes Back To The Future With Pharrell & Stevie Wonder ]

Williams has the most to be Happy about; he was ruled as only a "practical partner" to Thicke and liable only for his share of profits. He went from having to pay $1.6 mil to $357,000.

The judge also denied the Gaye family's request to block Blurred Lines from further distribution, instead giving them 50% of future songwriting royalties.

While this is somewhat good news, Robin and Pharrell still attest the song shouldn't be ruled as copyright infringement at all, and many in the music industry agree.

Could this set a scary precedent for "homage" sounds? What do YOU think??

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T.I. Isn't Worried About Blurred Lines Lawsuit With Marvin Gaye's Family! See What He Had To Say HERE!

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Doesn't seem like he thinks he'll end up in the same boat as Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke.

But that doesn't mean T.I. won't have to show up to court to defend himself!

The rapper was recently named in a new lawsuit from Marvin Gaye's family who want the ruling judge to "correct" their decision to include not just Pharrell and Thicke in their Blurred Lines lawsuit but T.I. and all of the music labels involved, as well!

But T.I. recently shared his feelings on being named in this copyright infringement case and it sounds like he's pretty secure in the knowledge that he didn't steal anything and thus does NOT owe anybody anything!

[ Related: Robin Thicke & Pharrell Lose Their Blurred Lines Lawsuit ]

Here's what T.I. said

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Robin Thicke Isn't Done With Blurred Lines Legal Battle — Legal Team Accuses Gaye Family Of 'Unfair Tactics' For Going After T.I.

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Robin Thicke already had to pay $7.4 million to Marvin Gaye's family after a jury decided his and Pharrell Williams' hit Blurred Lines infringed on the copyright of Got To Give It Up.

But this legal battle is far from over — and it looks like it's just getting dirtier!

[ Related: Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams WILL Appeal The Blurred Lines Verdict! ]

Apparently the Gaye family are now trying to retroactively add on to their big win, claiming that rapper T.I. and Interscope Records should pay up too!

It's a move that Thicke's lawyers are — in no uncertain terms — slamming the fudge out of!

In an official statement, they called the move

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Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams WILL Appeal The Blurred Lines Verdict! Check Out Their Argument HERE!

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Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams may have lost their legal battle against the family of Marvin Gaye, but they aren't done fighting.

Robin and Pharrell are officially seeking to appeal the verdict — and they want you to know they're fighting for more than just themselves.

[ Related: Sam Smith's Stay With Me Is A Bit Too Similar To Another Song! ]

According to their attorney Howard King, declaring Blurred Lines is infringing on Got To Give It Up sets a dangerous precedent.

In a statement, King said:

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