Its one of the hottest songs of the summer, and Blurred Lines has earned Robin Thicke all kinds of money, so its no wonder that he wants to protect the tune from unscrupulous opportunists.
The Shooter singer filed a lawsuit against Marvin Gayes family and a company that holds the rights to a portion of Funkadelics catalog, as both parties have indicated they will likely seek compensation from Thicke for copyright infringement.
Apparently the Gaye estate claims that Blurred Lines is too similar to Marvins Got to Give It Up, and Bridgeport is calling foul over parallels to Funkadelics Sexy Ways.
Robins suit states, “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. Defendants continue to insist that plaintiffs” massively successful composition, “Blurred Lines,” copies “their” compositions.”
“But there are no similarities between plaintiffs” composition and those the claimants allege they own, other than commonplace musical elements. Plaintiffs created a hit and did it without copying anyone else”s composition.”