A respectful homage, or a rip-off? The jury's decision that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give it Up" in "Blurred Lines" is just the latest in decades of cases where allegations of plagiarism took pop music from the recording studio to a courtroom.
Neal Augenstein has been a reporter at WTOP since 1997. Through the years, Neal has covered many of the crimes and trials that have gripped the region. Neal's been pleased to receive awards over the years for hard news, feature reporting, use of sound and sports.