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Fight For Your Right: Beastie Boys Collect $1.7m In Monster Copyright Battle

By Lauren James | 6th June 2014

The Beastie Boys have been awarded $1.7 (£1.1) million in a case battling the unauthorised use of their music in adverts by the fizzy drinks brand, Monster. After some deliberation, jurors decided to order Monster...

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The Beastie Boys Now Embroiled In $2m Copyright Dispute

By Victoria Pavlova | 5th June 2014

Anyone following pop culture news of late will have noticed that copyright disputes are kind of The Beastie Boys’ thing of late. Following the GoldieBlox issue last year, in March 2014, the Boys denied Arnold...

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Why Isn't The Beastie Boys Vs Monster An Open And Shut Case?

By Jack de Aguilar | 28th May 2014

The Beastie boys have a pretty strong case against Monster Beverage Corp; the manufacturer and seller of caffeinated energy drinks is being sued by hip hop outfit for the unauthorised use of their songs, including...

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Beastie Boys Once Again Fight For Their Right... Copyright, That Is.

By Victoria Pavlova | 28th May 2014

The Beastie Boys are involved in another copyright lawsuit this week (the previous one against GoldieBlox ended in March with a settlement for an undisclosed amount). This time, the offending company is Monster Energy Drinks...

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Goldieblox Removes Beastie Boys Song From Video To Avoid More Legal Disputes

By Nick Hill | 28th November 2013

GoldieBlox has withdrawn the Beastie Boys song from their viral video to avoid a legal battle with the band. The Californian toy company, used their song 'Girls', with different lyrics, in a viral advertising video...

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The Beastie Boys Aren't Suing Goldieblox After All, But Goldieblox Are Still Suing The Beasties

By Joe Wilde | 26th November 2013

GoldieBlox may have shot themselves in the foot if they wanted to appear as the victims in the ongoing saga surrounding their online advertising campaign that features the Beastie Boys song 'Girls.' After claiming that...

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Toy Company Versus The Beastie Boys: The Copyright Saga Continues

By Victoria Pavlova | 25th November 2013

The viral GoldieBlox ad, which flipped a Beastie Boys song on its head is pretty admirable, but that doesn’t save it from violating copyright. This is what the Boys themselves claim in an open letter...

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Best Ad We've Ever Seen Turns Beastie Boys Sexist 'Girls' Around [Video]

By Lauren James | 21st November 2013

In the face of a generation of mute princesses, vacuous models, and shallow celebrities, toy company GoldieBlox have designed a range of fun yet challenging toys aimed to engage little girls with the world of...

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Mike D And Ad Rock To Tell The Beastie Boys Story In Memoir

By Michael West | 30th April 2013

A new book charting the story of the Beastie Boys, written by surviving members Mike D and Ad Rock, is to be published in 2015. The book will trace the rappers' origins as a New...

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Beastie Boys Biography – What Is A 'Multidimensional' Memoir?

By Jack de Aguilar | 29th April 2013

Fans of the Beastie Boys who were looking for an oral memoir from the boys will be very excited. Fans of the Beastie Boys who hadn’t considered that niche desire will also be pretty happy,...

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No Ordinary Memoir: The Beastie Boys Plan Book Release For 2015

By Hayley Avron | 29th April 2013

The Beastie Boys are planning to release a memoir in 2015. However, fans of the band can rest assured that this won’t be some old fashioned straight-up linear history of the Beastie Boys. No sir....

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