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From 'Blurred Lines' to 'Happy Birthday,' the Landmark Legal Disputes That Shook the Music Industry in 2015

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Illustrated by Mona Shafer Edwards

Robin Thicke in a courtroom sketch performing songs to demonstrate the differences between "Blurred Lines" and "Got to Give It Up" on Feb. 25, 2015.

Copyright or wrong? Billboard revisits the landmark legal disputes that shook music this year -- and assesses what the results mean for the industry.

Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Deposition Unsealed: 'I Was High and Drunk' // 'Happy Birthday' Settlement Arrives in Lawsuit Aiming to Free Song From Copyright

Billboard Year in Music 2015

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