Marvin Gaye’s Children Sue Robin Thicke for ‘Blurring’ Copyright Laws

Family claims musicians ripped off song without permission

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Robin Thicke (C) performs during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada September 20, 2013.

Soul legend Marvin Gaye’s family aren’t the biggest fan of Robin Thicke’s hit single “Blurred Lines”. On Wednesday, two of Gaye’s children filed a suit against Thicke, producer Pharrell and rapper T.I. for copyright infringement for allegedly ripping on Marvin’s classic tune “Got to Give it Up,” along with claims that the record label EMI failed to act on Gaye’s behalf.

“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,” states the lawsuit, according to a report in the AP.

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The lawsuit comes after after Thicke and his collaborators for the hit single filed a case with a federal court in August asking the judge to rule that they had not overtly copied “Got to Give It Up” for their track.