Marvin Gaye's daughter, Nona Gaye, left, talks to the media outside the Los Angeles U.S. District Court after a jury awarded the singer's children nearly $7.4 million after determining singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied their father's music to create "Blurred Lines," Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Gaye died in April 1984, leaving his children the copyrights to his music. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

‘Blurred Lines’ has precedents from Beatles to Vanilla Ice

The decision could have an unprecedented effect on the industry, but it was only the latest in decades of cases that have taken pop songs from the recording studio to the courtroom over plagiarism allegations. Here are some highlights.

FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2015 file photo, comedian Bill Cosby salutes the crowd as he begins a performance at the Buell Theater in Denver. Cosby released a video Monday that doesn’t address assault allegations made against him, but instead promotes his upcoming Saturday show in Wheeling, West Virginia. Since November, more than 20 women have leveled various assault accusations against Cosby. He has not been charged with a crime and he has denied the allegations through his attorneys. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Bill Cosby accuser’s mom appeals to comedian’s wife

Judy Thompson said she was inspired to pen the letter after she read Camille Cosby’s statement issued in December suggesting that her husband, not the women, is the party being harmed by the women’s allegations.