Marvin Gaye's Kids Sue Robin Thicke

Family alleges copyright infringement over 'Blurred Lines'

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 31, 2013 10:56 AM CDT

(Newser) – As expected, Marvin Gaye's family is suing Robin Thicke over his hit song, "Blurred Lines." Thicke pre-emptively (and "reluctantly") sued Gaye's family to protect the song after they alleged it was too similar to Gaye's "Got to Give It Up," and now two of Gaye's kids are suing Thicke and his collaborators. They're accusing Thicke of copyright infringement, the AP reports. The suit also claims Thicke used Gaye's "After the Dance" in Thicke's song "Love After War," and accuses EMI of trying to intimidate Gaye's family into not pursuing legal action, among other things.

Priceless statement from EMI parent Sony/ATV Music Publishing: "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."

Robin Thicke performs onstage at the 97.1 AMP Radio Halloween Masquerade concert at the Palladium on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 in Los Angeles.
Robin Thicke performs onstage at the 97.1 AMP Radio Halloween Masquerade concert at the Palladium on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
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