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Marvin Gaye's family sue Robin Thicke

Marvin Gaye's family sue Robin Thicke

Oct 31 2013, 12:24pm CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Robin Thicke is being sued for copyright infringement over his hit song 'Blurred Lines'. Marvin Gaye's children have filed legal papers accusing the singer and Pharrell Williams, who features on the...

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Marvin Gaye's family sue Robin Thicke

Oct 31 2013, 12:24pm CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Robin Thicke is being sued for copyright infringement over his hit song 'Blurred Lines'.

Marvin Gaye's children have filed legal papers accusing the singer and Pharrell Williams, who features on the track, of copying elements of the song 'Got To Give It Up', according to The Hollywood Reporter.

They are seeking damages and a portion of the profits from the song, which has been one of the biggest hits of 2013.

The lawsuit is in response to a claim brought in August by Robin and Pharrell, asking a court to rule their song did not infringe Marvin's copyright.

In their legal papers - also filed on behalf of fellow collaborator T.I. (Clifford Harris, Jr.) - the trio insisted there were no similarities between the two songs "other than commonplace musical elements".

In the lawsuit, Frankie and Nona Gaye, Marvin's children, allege that Robin more or less admitted to plagiarising their late father's work in interviews.

They also said his 2011 song 'Love After War' amounted to "unlawful copying" of Marvin's 1976 track 'After The Dance War'.

The legal claim argues that record label EMI should have protected Marvin's musical legacy by pursuing a copyright infringement claim, but instead allowed a conflict of interest to arise between the family's rights and the profits it is earning from 'Blurred Lines' sales.

The court documents read: "This conflict has resulted in EMI's intentional decision to align themselves with the ['Blurred Lines'] writers, without regard to the harm inflicted upon the rights and interests of the Gaye Family, and the legacy of Marvin Gaye,"

Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which owns EMI, said it took its role of protecting its songwriters' works from infringement "very seriously".

The company said: "While we have not yet seen the claims by the Gaye family against EMI, we have repeatedly advised the Gaye family's attorney that the two songs in question have been evaluated by a leading musicologist who concluded that 'Blurred Lines' does not infringe 'Got To Give It Up'."

Sony/ATV also said while it treasured the work of the late singer and the company's relationship with his family, "we regret that they have been ill-advised in this matter".

Source: Bang Showbiz

 
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Sep 24 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: Bossip.com

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Sep 16 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: WWTDD.com

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Robin Thicke Admits To Heavy Drug Use While Promoting Blurred Lines & That He 'Didn't Do A Sober Interview!' YIKES!

Sep 16 2014 8:01am CDT | Source: Perez Hilton

Holy moly, shiz just got REAL in this lawsuit!  So, in case you missed it and/or forgot, Robin Thicke and Pharrell are being sued by Marvin Gaye's estate because their super 'rapey' song Blurred Lines sounds like Got To Give It Up. Well, not only are court proceedings and such underway, but Robin's deposition from April has been uncovered by The Hollywood Reporter and what they found out is not pretty. Lik ...
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Thicke, Pharrell Come Clean in 'Blurred Lines' Depositions

Sep 15 2014 10:29pm CDT | Source: Bloggermann by Keith Olbermann

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Robin Thicke - I Was Too Wasted on Vicodin to Write 'Blurred Lines' (TMZ.com)

Sep 15 2014 3:40pm CDT | Source: WeSmirch

TMZ.com: Robin Thicke — I Was Too Wasted on Vicodin to Write ‘Blurred Lines’  —  I WAS TOO WASTED ON VICODIN  —  To Write ‘Blurred Lines’  —  Robin Thicke was wasted on Vicodin and booze when he helped create “Blurred Lines” ... and that's his defense to allegedly ripping off Marvin Gaye. ...
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Sep 15 2014 3:12pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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Robin Thicke Admits He Didn’t Write “Blurred Lines”

Sep 15 2014 3:00pm CDT | Source: Bossip.com

In his testimony from the lawsuit against Marvin Gaye’s children, Robin Thicke admitted he was “high on Vicodin and alcohol” during the creation of his award-winning song, “Blurred Lines.”…Continue ...
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