Thicke Disputes ‘Blurred Lines’ Lawsuit
Legal reps for Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell Williams have sued George Clinton and the family of the late Marvin Gaye for claiming Thicke’s hit song “Blurred Lines” copies from the elder artists’ work.
Photo: Charles Sykes / Invision / AP
NBC's "Today" show, New York City
The lawsuit filed Aug. 15 is in response to copyright infringement claims that “Blurred Lines” borrows from Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” and Clinton’s “Sexy Ways.”
Thick and Co.’s suit says the sound of “Blurred Lines” was created to evoke the feeling of an era and does not constitute copyright infringement.
Thicke’s lawsuit seeks a judge’s ruling that his song is original.