Beastie Boys Fight For Their Right To Atty Fees In IP Row

By Melissa Daniels (May 27, 2016, 8:50 PM EDT) -- Attorneys for rap group the Beastie Boys argued in New York federal court on Thursday that a small record label is on the hook for $845,000 in attorneys' fees, saying that the label is responsible for its "baseless" claims that the group violated copyright laws with samples from a funk group's songs.

The Beastie Boys said that their copyright infringement victory in a case brought by TufAmerica Inc. merits the attorneys' fees because the label admits that the rap group beat claims that it sampled songs by the group Trouble Funk without permission, and it continues to fail to show that...

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