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Robin Thicke Proactively Files Lawsuit Against Marvin Gaye’s Family

Robin Thicke Proactively Files Lawsuit Against Marvin Gaye's Family

Robin Thicke has filed a lawsuit against Marvin Gaye‘s family.

Why? Gaye’s family is asserting thatBlurred Lines‘ isn’t original.

A lawsuit was filed Thursday in California federal court by Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris, Jr. against Gaye’s family and Bridgeport Music, which owns some of Funkadelic’s compositions.

Gaye’s family alleges that ‘Blurred Lines‘ and Gaye’s ‘Got to Give It Up‘ “feel” or “sound” the same.

They’re right.

As for Funkadelic, there’s said to be claimed similarity between Thicke’s hit and Funakedlic’sSexy Ways.’

With Blurred Lines’ over 130 million views on YouTube and its tenth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, Gaye’s family wants money.

Do you think there’s infringement?


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Ali | August 22nd, 2013

I love this song, I really don’t think Robin would rip off anyone else. I hope not at least.

Annemarie | August 24th, 2013

This is an interesting case I wonder how it is going to work out it does sound like Marvin Gayes’ song.