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FILE - This Aug. 1, 2013 file photo shows R&B singer-songwriter Robin Thicke in New York. Two of Marvin Gaye's children, Nona and Frankie Gaye, countersued Thicke and his collaborators on the hit song "Blurred Lines" on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Los Angeles claiming the singers improperly copied their father's hit "Got to Give It Up."  (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - This Aug. 1, 2013 file photo shows R&B singer-songwriter Robin Thicke in New York. Two of Marvin Gaye's children, Nona and Frankie Gaye, countersued Thicke and his collaborators on the hit song "Blurred Lines" on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Los Angeles claiming the singers improperly copied their father's hit "Got to Give It Up." (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)
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(AP) Two of Marvin Gaye's children have countersued Robin Thicke and his collaborators on the hit "Blurred Lines" for copyright infringement.


The suit filed Wednesday in a Los Angeles federal court accuses Thicke and fellow singers Pharrell and T.I. of copying Gaye's hit "Got to Give It Up."


Nona Marvisa Gaye and Frankie Christian Gaye also accused music company EMI of failing to pursue a copyright infringement claim and trying to intimidate Gaye's children from filing a lawsuit.


EMI is owned by Sony Music Entertainment, which didn't immediately return a phone message seeking comment.


Thicke asked a federal judge in August to rule that his song didn't copy "Got to Give It Up."


Thicke's attorney Howard King says the Gayes' decision to sue EMI shows the family doesn't have the authority to pursue claims against his client.


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