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TufAmerica, Inc. v. Diamond et al
May 27, 2016
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.
April 25, 2016
A small record label ordered to pay $845,000 in attorneys' fees for filing an "objectively unreasonable" copyright infringement suit against the Beastie Boys over samples used in their songs said the fees award was "manifestly unjust," according to documents filed in New York federal court Friday.
March 09, 2016
The Beastie Boys and their record label won $845,000 in attorneys' fees and costs after defeating a copyright infringement suit filed by a litigious record label, with a New York federal judge saying Wednesday that the label hadn't properly traced whether it had the rights to the music.
May 06, 2015
A record label that has accused several major musicians of sampling its artists is fighting the Beastie Boys' attempt to recoup $800,000 in attorneys' fees and costs after the musicians beat the label in a copyright infringement suit.
September 11, 2013
Hip-hop group Beastie Boys may have committed copyright infringement when it used portions of songs owned by TufAmerica Inc., a New York federal judge ruled Tuesday, refusing to dismiss the record label's suit entirely.
November 26, 2012
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.