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A judge in New York City has reversed a ruling banning Marvin Gaye’s heirs from playing the late star’s music in court as part of a copyright battle over Robin Thicke’s hit “Blurred Lines.”

Thicke and his collaborator Pharrell Williams are currently locked in a legal battle with Gaye’s children over claims their 2013 hit “Blurred Lines” features elements of the crooner’s 1977 tune “Got to Give It Up.”

The case is set to go to trial in February, and a judge recently dealt Gaye’s heirs a blow by ruling they cannot play the star’s original song in court because they do not own the performance or recording rights.

Read more at http://blackamericaweb.com/2015/01/30/marvin-gayes-heirs-now-allowed-to-play-his-music-in-blurred-lines-trial/

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