"The Californian toy company GoldieBlox has reached a settlement with the Beastie Boys over its parody of their song Girls, which was used in an advert that went viral. On 21 November 2013, a San Francisco-based law firm representing GoldieBlox filed a pre-emptive lawsuit asking the court to rule that, because it was a parody, the company’s version of the Beastie Boys song constituted fair use. An agreement to dismiss the claim has now been reached, and was filed in a US district court on 17 March, the Oakland Tribune reported. The video, which gained more than 8m views in a week, encouraged young women to code apps, build spaceships and become engineers."
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Beastie Boys settle copyright dispute with toy company GoldieBlox; Guardian, 3/18/14
Guardian; Beastie Boys settle copyright dispute with toy company GoldieBlox: