In this lawsuit-toting world of ours, there are lawsuits galore, lawsuits abound, lawsuits coming out of everybody's ears in a culture of blame and finger-pointing and he/she-started-it playground tears and scrapes as if nobody ever actually grows up (which should actually be the case, only in a more friendly and fun way).

The latest in our modern times' series of proverbial shit-slinging, Marvin Gaye's family reckons Robin Thicke's rapey 'Blurred Lines' sounds a little bit too much like Marvin's own song, 'Got To Give It Up' (which, even without listening, also seems a little rapey). We covered it when it all kicked off exactly one year ago.

I'm no lawyer but I've played Ace Attorney and I can safely say that, although the beat is quite similar, the vocal melody is totally different. Hip hop— nay, MANY artists sample the fuck out of everything all the time, so what's the problem here?

Robin Thicke, Pharrell and T.I. sent over a countersuit: "Being reminiscent of a 'sound' is not copyright infringement," it reads. "The intent in producing 'Blurred Lines' was to evoke an era." Which it does, albeit quite similarly to Marvin Gaye's song, but, like… whatevs.

Thicke offered a six-figure settlement; Gaye's family allegedly waved it away – perhaps they wanted seven-figure. Sony/ATV, nice big corporation as it is, settled with the family privately.

Because, however, the judge (John Kronstadt, if you must know) has ruled that 'Blurred Lines' is "substantially similar" to 'Got To Give It Up', this snoozeville of a case continues.

What do you think? Do you care? I would bet that a lot of people would wish eternal damnation and hellfire on the Robin Thicke song, no matter if he and co. are in the wrong or in the right.

Related: Marvin Gaye's lost 1964 passport has been located.