Soul Star’s Heirs File Suit Against Writers of “Blurred Lines”

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The Robin Thicke song “Blurred Lines” had a strong claim to the unofficial title “Song of the Summer” this year in Miami and the rest of the country, but few songs have engendered more controversy. The song came with a video featuring female nudity, and Thicke later performed the song in a much-discussed performance on MTV’s Video Music Awards, accompanied by pop star Miley Cyrus’ provocative dancing. In addition to this, a legal controversy has been brewing over the song.

Many music lovers noted that the song shares similarities with the 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up,” by soul star Marvin Gaye. In an unusual move this past August, Thicke, along with his “Blurred Lines” co-writers Pharrel Williams and “T.I.” Clifford Harris Jr., attempted to file a pre-emptive lawsuit in federal court in an effort to stave off any claims that they had infringed the copyright of “Got to Give It Up.”

The Robin Thicke song “Blurred Lines” had a strong claim to the unofficial title “Song of the Summer” this year in Miami and the rest of the country, but few songs have engendered more controversy. The song came with a video featuring female nudity, and Thicke later performed the song in a much-discussed performance on MTV’s Video Music Awards, accompanied by pop star Miley Cyrus’ provocative dancing. In addition to this, a legal controversy has been brewing over the song.

Many music lovers noted that the song shares similarities with the 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up,” by soul star Marvin Gaye. In an unusual move this past August, Thicke, along with his “Blurred Lines” co-writers Pharrel Williams and “T.I.” Clifford Harris Jr., attempted to file a pre-emptive lawsuit in federal court in an effort to stave off any claims that they had infringed the copyright of “Got to Give It Up.”

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