LOS ANGELES (August 16, 2013)--Robin Thicke has asked a federal judge to determine that his song "Blurred Lines" doesn't copy from elements of two other songs.
Attorneys for Thicke and the song's producer and co-writer, Pharrell Williams, filed a lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles asking a judge to determine that the song does not copy songs composed by Marvin Gaye and George Clinton.
The suit says representatives of the owners of copyrights to Gaye's song "Got to Give It Up" and Clinton's song "Sexy Ways" have warned Thicke and Williams that they used elements of the songs in "Blurred Lines."
A representative of one of the defendants, Gaye's son Marvin Gaye III, didn't immediately reply to an e-mail seeking comment.
"Blurred Lines" has been No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart for 10 weeks and has sold 4.6 million tracks.
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