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GoldieBlox Apologizes to Beastie Boys, Saying It Was Naive Rather Than Malicious

Toy company also donates portion of revenue to charity

Four months after it began, the legal battle between GoldieBlox and the Beastie Boys appears to be winding down, as the band has agreed to drop its lawsuit against the…

GoldieBlox Wins a Spot in Sunday's Super Bowl

Despite song controversy, startup gets ad slot from Intuit

Two years ago, GoldieBlox didn't exist. This Sunday, the fledgling game company will be a national Super Bowl advertiser, rubbing shoulders with behemoth brands like Coca-Cola, Budweiser and Toyota. It's been…

Beastie Boys Countersue GoldieBlox, Seeking Profits Earned Off Viral 'Girls' Ad

Legal fight continues over fair use issue

The fair-use fight between Beastie Boys and GoldieBlox isn't over. After sparring several weeks ago over the unauthorized use of the Beasties song "Girls" in a GoldieBlox commercial that went viral,…

GoldieBlox Deletes Beastie Boys Song but Not Without a Few Choice Words for the Band

Saga ends on non-apology

GoldieBlox went from hero to zero in one short week, putting our ad-loving hearts through a roller coaster of emotions. Now, it's belatedly making amends by removing its parody of…

Beastie Boys, GoldieBlox Fight Over 'Girls.' Is It Copyright Infringement or Fair Use?

Rain on the parade

UPDATE 2: The Beastie Boys released this statement Monday:     Like many of the millions of people who have seen your toy commercial "GoldieBlox, Rube Goldberg & the Beastie Boys," we…

Beasties Bring Marketing Heat for Ninth Album

Longtime rap group taps Web, online video to market latest album

Crisis control pop quiz: What do you do when an abridged version of your forthcoming album gets leaked online? If you’re the Beastie Boys, the answer is simple: stream the…

Beastie Boys debut epic star-studded trailer

As a promo for their long-awaited eighth album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, the Beastie Boys have released the trailer below for Fight For Your Right Revisited, a short film…

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