Beastie Boys Restart Fight Over GoldieBlox Video

Law360, New York (December 11, 2013, 11:37 AM ET) -- Two weeks after toy company GoldieBlox Inc. offered to take down a promotional video featuring a Beastie Boys tune and drop its litigation in return for legal peace, the Beastie Boys answered in a big way Tuesday: lodging counterclaims for copyright and trademark infringement.

The countersuit is the latest to development in the fight over a YouTube video GoldieBlox released on Nov. 17, which uses the tune to the band's 1987 hit song "Girls" but changes many of the lyrics to push its girl-empowering company message....
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Case Title

GoldieBlox, Inc. v. Island Def Jam Music Group et al

Case Number



California Northern

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Date Filed

November 21, 2013

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