R&B Star Says Hit Song Is Not A Marvin Gaye Ripoff

Law360, New York (August 16, 2013, 4:29 PM ET) -- Faced with potential litigation from the family of Marvin Gaye and Bridgeport Music Inc., R&B star Robin Thicke has asked a California federal judge Thursday to declare that his summer hit “Blurred Lines” does not rip off portions of Gaye's song “Got to Give It Up” or Funkadelic's “Sexy Ways.”

Thicke, along with the song's composers Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris, filed a suit Thursday saying that Gaye's family and Bridgeport, which owns the rights to the Funkadelic song, have repeatedly said that “Blurred Lines” infringes...
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Case Information

Case Title

Pharrell Williams et al v. Bridgeport Music Inc et al

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit



John A. Kronstadt

Date Filed

August 15, 2013

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