10:57 01 November 2013
Two of late singing legend Marvin Gaye’s children, Nona Marvisa Gaye and Frankie Christian Gaye, are accusing Robin Thicke and his collaborators of copying elements of their father’s song Got to Give It Up.
The duo is seeking to block the singer together with fellow songwriters TI and Pharell from using the said elements any further.
Meanwhile, Thicke has denied any wrongdoing and said that Got to Give It Up was just an inspiration. He and his co-writers has filed preemptive lawsuit in August, which asked the federal judge to rule that they did not copy the song.
EMI was also accused by Gaye’s family of not protecting their father’s legacy.
EMI has reacted and said in a statement: "While we have not yet seen the claims by the Gaye family against EMI, 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.”
So far, Blurred Lines has sold more than six million copies making it one of the most successful songs this year.
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