Toy Co. Says Beastie Boys Satire Video Is Fair Use

Law360, New York (November 22, 2013, 2:10 PM EST) -- GoldieBlox Inc., a toy company that created a viral promotional video satirizing the message of the Beastie Boys' song "Girls," hit the band with a preemptive lawsuit in California federal court Thursday, seeking a judgment that the parody video makes fair use of the track.

GoldieBlox, which says it aims to break down gender stereotypes by offering construction toys targeted at girls, claims it produced the video to reject the "highly sexist" message of the song that women are "useful only to the extent they fulfill...
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