Marvin Gaye family attempts to block distribution of Blurred Lines
Heirs want to stop the copying, distributing and performing of hit by Pharrell and Robin Thicke
Marvin Gaye's family wants to put a stop to Blurred Lines.
Gaye's children filed an injunction in court Tuesday to prevent the copying, distributing and performing of the hit song featuring Pharrell, Robin Thicke and T.I.
Gaye's family also sought Tuesday to amend the verdict to include rapper T.I., whose real name is Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., as well as labels Universal Music, Interscope Records and Star Trak Entertainment.
The injunction against Blurred Lines could give Gaye's family leverage to negotiate for royalties and other concessions, such as songwriting credits.
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"With the digital age upon us, the threat of greater infringement looms for every artist," the family said in a statement released Wednesday. "It is our wish that our dad's legacy, and all great music, past, present, and future, be enjoyed and protected, with the knowledge that adhering to copyright standards assures our musical treasures will always be valued."
A lawyer representing Thicke and Williams has indicated that the artists plan to appeal the verdict.
With files from CBC News