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Marvin Gaye’s Family Sued By Robin Thicke

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Robin Thicke has sued the family of Marvin Gaye and the company that owns Funkadelic’s music, Bridgeport Music INC., to prevent the hit song Blurred Lines from violating any copyright claims. Blurred Lines may just be the song of the Summer reaching number one in the US and has about 150 million views on YouTube. I think we all know why, too. The owners of Marvin Gaye’s Got To Give It Up and Funkadelic’s Sexy Ways were alleged to have asked the Thicke camp for monetary payments for Blurred Lines because of the way the song sounds similar to those classics. 


The lawsuit is looking to have the courts rule in favor of Thicke. The lawsuit states, “Being reminiscent of a ‘sound’ is not copyright infringement. The intent in producing ‘Blurred Lines’ was to evoke an era.


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Jonathan Silva is a graduate and current student at Full Sail University going for his Master's Degree in Journalism. When he isn't writing for film blogs like Get The Big Picture or listening to music, he's either watching movies or playing video games. His love for all things entertainment shine through in his writing.