Beastie Boys Seeks Toss Of R&B Label's Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (November 26, 2012, 7:10 PM EST) -- The Beastie Boys on Monday asked a New York federal judge to dismiss a copyright infringement suit brought by record label TufAmerica Inc., saying the label failed to show the hip hop group engaged in substantial copying.

TufAmerica alleges four Beastie Boys songs infringed two of its copyrighted works, but the Beastie Boys said the allegations failed to show the copying was substantial and asked the court to toss the case. The group also said that if any claims survived against the songs, which were released...
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