Beastie Boys Atty Claims Monster Infringement 'Devious'
By Max Stendahl (October 17, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT) -- A Monster Energy Co. employee who used five Beastie Boys songs in a promotional video without the hip-hop group's permission acted with "devious" intent, an attorney for the band told a New York federal judge Friday, seeking to preserve a recent $1.7 million copyright infringement verdict.
Attorney Kevin Puvalowski argued during a Manhattan court hearing that a jury was correct to rule June 5 that Monster had willfully infringed the band's copyrights in a video touting a company-sponsored snowboarding event. The Monster employee who produced the video, Nelson Phillips, was not a "buffoon" or a "bumbler," Puvalowski said, and knew that the...
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