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Marvin Gaye's family moves to block Blurred Lines sales

Marvin Gaye's children are seeking an injunction to halt the sales of Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' hit single Blurred Lines after they won a copyright battle on Tuesday (10Mar15).

Thicke and Williams were ordered to pay $7.3 million after a judge ruled in favour of Gaye's heirs, Nona, Frankie and Marvin Gaye III, who claimed the stars had copied elements of the music legend's 1977 track Got to Give It Up in their 2013 hit.

Richard Busch, an attorney representing Gaye's children, plans to file paperwork this month (Mar15) asking for an injunction to stop Blurred Lines from being sold until an agreement can be made regarding future payments and royalties.

He tells RollingStone.com, "We'll be asking the court to enter an injunction prohibiting the further sale and distribution of Blurred Lines unless and until we can reach an agreement with those guys on the other side about how future monies that are received will be shared... We'll be doing that in about a week or so."

Following the verdict, Thicke and Williams insisted the decision "sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity".

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