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  • Beastie Boys, 'Girls' Viral Video in Copyright Infringement Fight

    Yahoo Music4 mths ago

     

     

    But apparently not everyone is thrilled with the viral video.

    According to a lawsuit filed on Thursday by Goldieblox, "the Beastie Boys have now threatened GoldieBlox with copyright infringement. Lawyers for the Beastie Boys claim that the GoldieBlox Girls Parody Video is a copyright infringement, is not a fair use and that GoldieBlox's unauthorized use of the Beastie Boys intellectual property is a 'big problem' that has a 'very significant impact.' "

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    Goldieblox is now going to a California federal court to get declaratory relief that the video is not a copyright infringement. Read the complaint.

    The plaintiff is a startup company focused on selling sophisticated toys for girls. The video makes the point that not all young females want pink ones and dream of being princesses.

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