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Posted by: Maricopa Lawyers on Aug 27, 2013

In the developing saga of Robin Thicke’s copyright battle, Marvin Gaye’s estate has reportedly rejected a six-figure settlement. It appears the headline snagging copyright war will wage on indefinitely.

Thicke’s camp offered a settlement after Frankie Christian Gaye, Marvin Gaye III and Nona Marvisa Gaye accused Thicke of plagiarizing the famous Motown classic, “Got To Give It Up”, with his own, “Blurred Lines”. Additionally, representatives from Brigeport Music have accused Thicke of plagiarizing “Sexy Ways” from the 1974 Funkadelic album, “Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On.”

George Clinton, lead singer and co-writer of “Sexy Ways” has since voiced his support for Thicke on Twitter. Clinton explicitly mentioned that there is no sample of ‘Sexy Ways’ within ‘Blurred Lines’. Clinton went on to imply he was confused how Armen Boladin of Brigeport made the connection.

Thicke’s camp is hardly standing pat following the Gaye’s estate rejecting a settlement. Thicke and his collaborators are filing suit in Los Angeles that requests a federal judge to determine “Blurred Lines” is not a copy of “Sexy Ways” or “Got To Give It Up”.

Earlier in the case, Marvin Gaye III told TMZ, “We’re not happy with the way that [Thicke] went about doing business let alone suing us for something where he clearly got his inspiration from at the least.” Some people consider Thicke’s attempt to settle out of court somewhat an admission of plagiarizing Gaye.

There’s a lot at stake for Robin Thicke in this case. “Blurred Lines” is Thicke’s biggest hit to date, cementing him at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for the 11th consecutive week.

Marvin Gaye passed away in 1984.