Source: HollywoodReporter.com “Exclusive”
After Robin Thicke and his Blurred Lines cohorts filed a declaratory law suit against the Marvin Gaye estate to assert that his summer sensation Blurred Lines did not infringe Gaye’s copyright, the lines of communication between Thicke and the Gaye estate were more than blurred, they were fractured. Now it seems they’re severed completely and the only communication coming from either camp is between a serious cadre of lawyers.
The Gaye estate has taken off the proverbial boxing gloves in a full-out assault to protect Gaye’s copyrights. Yes, plural.
Marvin Gaye’s family is responding in a major way to Robin Thicke’s lawsuit claiming that “Blurred Lines” wasn’t stolen from Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.”
On Wednesday, the family went nuclear with counterclaims that allege that Thicke stole the summer mega-hit and also committed copyright infringement on Gaye’s “After the Dance” to create his song, “Love After War.” What’s more, the new legal papers obtained by The Hollywood Reporter suggest that Thicke’s “Marvin Gaye fixation” extends further to more songs in the Thicke repertoire.