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Beastie Boys Wins $1.7M in Copyright Lawsuit Against Monster

June 06, 2014 08:06:52

The rap group, who initially sought $2 million, will receive $1.7 million from the energy drink company who included five Beastie Boys songs in their promotional ad without permission.

Beastie Boys' Lawyer Demands $2M From Monster in Copyright Infringement Case

June 05, 2014 04:06:59

In his closing argument, the lawyer Kevin Puvalowski says that the use of his clients' songs in Monster's online ad is 'absolutely egregious.'

Mike D: Beastie Boys Is Done After Adam Yauch's Death

June 04, 2014 03:06:27

The surviving member of the rap group makes it clear that he and Adam 'Ad Rock' Horovitz will never make new music as members of Beastie Boys following Adam 'MCA' Yauch's passing in 2012.

Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock Testifies During Copyright Trial Against Monster

May 28, 2014 03:05:27

Monster, who was sued for $2M after illegally featuring the group's songs in their ad, says that damages shouldn't exceed $125,000.

Beastie Boys Suing Toy Company GoldieBlox for the Use of 'Girls'

December 12, 2013 11:12:01

Two surviving members of the rap group claim that the toy company has committed 'unlawful acts of copyright infringement' by featuring 'Girls' in a video advertisement.

GoldieBlox Removes Beastie Boys' Song From Viral Ad, Plans to Dismiss Lawsuit

November 29, 2013 11:11:39

Founder Debbie Sterling explains that when her company posted the ad, they didn't know that Adam Yauch had requested not to let anyone use Beastie Boys' songs in advertising.

Beastie Boys Fight Back Against GoldieBlox's Lawsuit Over Use of 'Girls' for Toy Ad

November 26, 2013 09:11:12

Despite being 'very impressed by... the message behind' the ad, the hip hop group says the video was made for commercial purpose and the company didn't ask for the band's permission to use their song.

Beastie Boys Writes 'Multidimensional' Memoir, Plans for 2015 Release

April 30, 2013 09:04:25

Mike D and Ad Rock will tell the oral history of the band in a memoir unlike any others to celebrate their 30-year career in music.

Beastie Boys File Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Monster Energy

August 10, 2012 11:08:01

The Boys file complaint against the energy-drink company for the unconsented use of 'Sabotage', 'So What'cha Want' and 'Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun'.

Adam Yauch Remembered in New York State Senate Resolution

May 18, 2012 08:05:15

The NY State Senate also 'pause in its deliberations' to pay tribute to the late member of Beastie Boys.

Video: Elton John Pays Tribute to Beastie Boys' Adam 'MCA' Yauch

May 11, 2012 10:05:13

The 'Rocket Man' hitmaker performs 'Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me' in honor of the late Beastie Boys rapper.

Carrie Underwood Debuts Atop Billboard Hot 200, Beastie Boys Get Back to Top 20

May 10, 2012 09:05:26

Carrie's new album 'Blown Away' bows atop the album chart by selling 267,000 copies, while Beastie's first album 'Licensed to Ill' hits the eighteenth spot in the wake of Adam Yauch's passing.

Beastie Boys Slapped With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

May 08, 2012 03:05:12

Adam 'MCA' Yauch, Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz and Michael 'Mike D' Diamond are accused of sampling Trouble Funk's works without consent.

Beastie Boys' Album Jumps High on Chart, 'Chappelle' Video Yanked Off YouTube

May 08, 2012 12:05:30

'Licensed to Ill' climbs to No. 2 on iTunes' album chart in the wake of Adam Yauch's passing, while the unreleased performance from 'Chappelle's Show' is deleted due to copyright claim by Viacom.

Ticket Stub Allegedly Unveils Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' Rating

May 07, 2012 02:05:48

While the MPAA has yet to announce the official rating for the sci-fi thriller, a pre-sale ticket stub for the much awaited movie allegedly reveals that it will be rated R.

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