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Robin Thicke Countersues Marvin Gaye’s Family Over ‘Blurred Lines’ Copyright Infringement Claims

It seems that all new music is old music anyway

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Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” may be the song of the summer, but some are saying that it’s not really his song. Namely, the family of Marvin Gaye, who are suing Thicke under the claims that his song and Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” “feel” or “sound” the same. The Gayes and Bridgeport Music, which owns some of Funkadelic’s compositions and are also filing suit for musical similarities, are reportedly threatening litigation, should Thicke not pay a monetary settlement.

But, Thicke isn’t taking this suit lying down. Instead he, along with the song’s collaborators Pharrell and T.I. (under his real name, Clifford Harris, Jr.), filed their own suit yesterday (August 15) against Gaye’s family and Bridgeport Music.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the three are claiming that Gaye’s family and Bridgeport Music “are claiming ownership of an entire genre, as opposed to a specific work.”

As for Thicke’s reasoning for the suit, the court…

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