Robin Thicke, Pharell and T.I. sue over ‘Blurred Lines’

Posted: August 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

WTVR.com

By Lisa Respers France

Robin Thicke is reportedly being proactive in protecting his hit “Blurred Lines.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, was lawsuit was filed  in California federal court Thursday by Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris, Jr. (the legal name of rapper T.I.) against the family of the late singer Marvin Gaye and Bridgeport Music, which owns some of the music of the group Funkadelic.

The three men are battling back against complaints that “Blurred Lines” bears similarities to Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” and Funakedlic’s “Sexy Ways.”

“Plaintiffs, who have the utmost respect for and admiration of Marvin Gaye, Funkadelic and their musical legacies, reluctantly file this action in the face of multiple adverse claims from alleged successors in interest to those artists,” the suit says. “Defendants continue to insist that plaintiffs’ massively successful composition, ‘Blurred Lines,’ copies ‘their’ compositions.”

THR notes that the Gaye family…

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