Beastie Boys & Toy Company GoldieBlox Settle Lawsuit

There might be light at the end of the tunnel in regards to the copyright infringement affair

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There might be light at the end of the tunnel in regards to the copyright infringement affair between the Beastie Boys and toy company GoldieBlox. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two parties have come to a settlement, the terms of which are unknown. The case has been dismissed. After initially claiming that their marketing parody of the band’s song “Girls” was covered under the Fair Use Doctrine, the legendary hip-hop group disagreed and accused the toy company of unauthorized use of their intellectual property. This caused GoldieBlox to write an open letter to the band, pointing out that they were unaware of the fact that late band member Adam Yauch’s will prohibited the use of Beastie Boys songs in advertisements.

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