"Blurred Lines" or "Stolen Lines"
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"Blurred Lines" or "Stolen Lines"
Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I., filed a lawsuit against Marvin Gaye’s estate to protect their song "Blurred Lines" from members of Gaye’s estate who may try to sue them because they feel the song sounds like Marvin Gaye's "Got To Give It Up". I can understand the Marvin Gaye Estate if they would want to sue because in my opinion the song Blurred Lines does sound alot like Got To Give It Up. If Robin Thicke and his friends didn't get the proper permissions to use the samples that they used, then the estate has every right to pursue legal action. I can also understand Robin Thicke trying to be ahead of the game so to speak, by suing the Marvin Gaye Estate first in an attempt to make it seem as if the sampling was unintentional or not done to emulate the hit done by Marvin Gaye in 1977. Pros: This situation brings to light a issue that goes on alot in the music industry. Shows that alot of the hits of today are remakes or has has some type of old school reference. Cons:
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Robin Thicke Suing Marvin Gaye and funkadelic over blurred lines

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Robin Thicke Sues Marvin Gaye's Estate To Protect “Blurred Lines ...

Robin Thicke Sues Marvin Gaye's Estate To Protect “Blurred Lines ... | "Blurred Lines" or "Stolen Lines" | Scoop.it
It's not what you think, but yes, Robin Thicke is suing the estate of Marvin Gaye over his hit song “Blurred Lines.” Thicke, along with Pharrell Williams and T.I. ,filed the lawsuit against Marvin Gaye's estate to protect the song ...
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Tyree Deshawn Penn's curator insight, October 11, 2015 10:32 PM

In this case you see the artist preemptively suing the people who own what he supposedly sampled. This is up for debate still because there were inconsistencies between what Marvin Gaye did and how Robin used it which clearly makes it not a sample.

ABFullSail's curator insight, September 17, 2017 8:45 AM

Written in 2013, before the verdict was given, this article covers how Robin Thicke tried to sue Marvin Gaye's estate to protect his song "Blurred Lines." They express their respect for the late artist and claim the family is trying to claim ownership of an entire genre, rather than a specific piece of work. "The intent in producing 'Blurred Lines' was to evoke an era," says Thicke. However, "being reminiscent of a 'sound' is not copyright infringement," he argued. I do agree with the fact that artists are commonly influenced by other artists, however, the two songs are extremely similar and 'Blurred Lines" sounds like it was actually derived from 'Got to give it up' rather than inspired. I'm not sure how credible The Urban Daily is as an entertainment news source. Some of the Youtube content was removed from Youtube, so it didn't display properly on the page. However, this is the case with a lot of articles on this topic it just needs to be updated.

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Robin Thicke Sues To Protect 'Blurred Lines'

Robin Thicke Sues To Protect 'Blurred Lines' | "Blurred Lines" or "Stolen Lines" | Scoop.it
Thicke, along with his band of merry men, Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris, Jr (aka T.I.), filed a lawsuit this week in California federal court against Marvin Gaye's family and Bridgeport Music, which owns some of ...
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ABFullSail's curator insight, September 17, 2017 8:21 AM

This article was written in 2013, before the actual lawsuit took place. It was interesting to get this scoop before reading about the verdict, which took place in 2015. Robin Thicke and his team filed a countersuit against Marvin Gaye's family over the single "Blurred Lines." They alleged that Gaye's family didn't own the copyrights, so they couldn't sue for Thicke's song sounding very similar to Gaye's "Got to give it up." As a music artist, I agree with both sides of this argument. Many artists are influenced by the works of others but I definitely wouldn't want someone using my work and calling it their own. The Clutch magazine is a credible source that provide commentary on everything from fashion, politics, entertainment and more.

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Robin Thicke Sues Marvin Gaye??(Over 'Blurred Lines') Vanilla Ice 2.0

Robin, 'You've Got To Give it Up!' As a music-lover, this story made my ears burn: Singer-Songwriter, Robin Thicke, is suing the estate of Marvin Gaye over t...
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“Blurred Lines” Copyright Fight: Robin Thicke, Pharrell & T.I. Sue ...

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Well this is a bitter chapter in the Blurred Lines tale. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Robin Thicke, Pharrell and T.I. have preemptively sued Marvin.
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Hayley Mercado's curator insight, October 12, 2:44 PM
This case is a little confusing but from a creators standpoint, I can understand why this all transpired. Robin Thicke is beating Marvin Gaye to the punch by suing his estate before he can be sued. In my opinion, he should have just bought the rights to the two songs prior to releasing blurred lines and avoided all of this legal nonsense. This article comes from idolator.com. It is mostly opinion pieces, however this article is factual and unbiased.
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