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“Blurred Lines” might be a contender for the song of the summer, but not everyone is a fan of Robin Thicke’s hit single. Included in the not-so-impressed list are members of Marvin Gaye’s family and the rights-owners of Funkadelic (Bridgeport Music). Both groups think “Blurred Lines” is a rip-off. Gaye’s family believe it sounds just like Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up,” and the Bridgeport Music claims that it sounds like Funkadelic’s “Sexy Ways.”
In response to these accusations, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris Jr. have filed a lawsuit against the Gaye family and Bridgeport Music stating, “Gaye defendants are claiming ownership of an entire genre, as opposed to a specific work.” This was a pre-emptive move being that the defendants had threatened legal action and verbalized their desire to reach a “monetary settlement,” but hadn’t actually filed lawsuits yet.
Check out the three songs below and let me know what you think. Whose side are you on in this legal battle?