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Beastie Boys File Countersuit Against Toy Company
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 12.11.2013



Consequence of Sound reports that the Beastie Boys have filed a counter-suit against toy company GoldieBlox over copyright infringement.

The company reportedly made a parody of the group's song "Girls" in advertisements without their permission, claiming that their take on the track could be considered "fair use." GoldieBlox than is said to have taken preemptive legal action against the band. The surviving members of the Beastie Boys then wrote: "When we tried to simply ask how and why your song "Girls" had been used in your ad without our permission, YOU sued US."

The band filed their counter claim in New York yesterday (December 10). The group wants all profits from the use of their song to go to the band. All of the Beastie Boys' lawyers state that the toy company have "acted intentionally and despicably with oppression, fraud, and malice toward the Beastie Boys Parties."

The GoldieBlox company then wrote an open letter to Mike D and Ad-Rock of the band, saying: "We don't want to fight with you. We love you and we are actually huge fans. Our hearts sank last week when your lawyers called us with threats that we took very seriously. As a small company, we had no choice but to stand up for ourselves. We did so sincerely hoping we could come to a peaceful settlement with you."





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