"Beastie Boys' fight for their right to not let Monster Beverage Corp use the hip-hop group's music without their permission resulted in a verdict of $1.7 million on Thursday. A federal jury in Manhattan issued the verdict on the eighth day of trial in a copyright dispute between members of the Brooklyn-born band and the energy drink maker over songs the band says Monster used without a license in a 2012 promotional video. The Beastie Boys had sought up to $2.5 million for copyright infringement and false endorsement."
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Beastie Boys win $1.7 million in copyright case vs. Monster Beverage; Reuters, 6/5/14
Nate Raymond, Reuters; Beastie Boys win $1.7 million in copyright case vs. Monster Beverage: