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Marvin Gaye’s family sues ‘Blurred’ composers

LOS ANGELES – Family of late soul singer Marvin Gaye sued R&B recording artists Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for copyright infringement on Wednesday, accusing them of stealing from the Motown legend’s musical composition for the hit single “Blurred Lines.’’

The suit was filed as a counter- claim to a case brought preemptively by Thicke and Williams in August seeking a court ruling to establish that “Blurred Lines’’ did not infringe on Gaye’s rights to his 1977 hit, “Got to Give it Up,’’ as members of his family had said publicly. (Reuters)