Beastie Boys (Finally) Sue GoldieBlox

beastie boys Beastie Boys (Finally) Sue GoldieBlox

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The Beastie Boys‘ 1987 single “Girls” was retooled earlier this year by girl-centric toy company GoldieBlox into a girl power anthem commercial that encourages young girls to have fun with science and engineering, a choice that has since blown up in the start-up’s proverbial face. And the hits just keep coming.

While some think GoldieBlox used the song to drum up controversy, they later pulled the commercial and issued an apology. The Beastie Boys, however, aren’t satisfied and have just sued the company.

The lawsuit states that GoldieBlox “has acted intentionally and despicably with oppression, fraud, and malice toward the Beastie Boys.” The suit adds that the commercial “directly coincided with and directly resulted in a massive increase in the sales of GoldieBlox products.”

Additionally, the Beastie Boys argue that the GoldieBlox advertisement “Girls,” constitutes “copyright infringement and is not fair use.”



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