"Blurred Lines" was one of the biggest songs of the year. Now nominated for a Grammy, the song continues to be the subject of great debate. Robin Thicke and Marvin Gaye's family have been in an ongoing copyright infringement suit for much of the year. According to reports, Thicke offered Gaye's estate a settlement after reports came out that he copied the late singer's "Got To Give it Up." After rejecting it, Thicke filed a suit to get a judge to rule the song is original, despite Thicke's statement he was inspired by Gaye. Gaye's estate has since filed a countersuit.

A judge has ruled that a jury must decide whether Robin Thicke and Pharrell plagiarized the late Motown legend’s hit song.

Charli Penn
Nov, 01, 2014

Robin Thicke and Pharrell will have to prove to a jury that they did not copy elements of late singer Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” when creating their 2012 blockbuster hit “Blurred Lines.”

On Thursday, a federal judge ruled that a jury should decide the claim made by Gaye’s children that "Blurred Lines" contained multiple elements from their father’s song, including signature phrases, bass lines, hooks, chords and vocal melodies

U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt ruled in favor of the Gaye family after reviewing analyses from  experts hired by both sides. He also determined that there is a genuine dispute to be dedicded and denied Thicken and Pharrell’s requests to have the plagiarism accusations rejected by the court.

This court battle has lasted more than a year now, and the new trial has been scheduled for Feb. 10 in Los Angeles.