European Court of Justice rules caching web pages legal, DOJ to review ASCAP/BMI consent decrees and Beastie Boys put a dollar amount to Monster. The post 3 Count: Consent Decree appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Listen, when someone’s got their own cool, it’s very bad manners to try to use some of that cool without asking permission first. Because clearly, we all own our personal coolness. Or at least we should, and that’s part of the reason the Beastie Boys are asking for $2 million from Monster for trying to benefit from that without permission.… [More]
In light of Jonah Hill's recent controversy, a look at what was almost a historic fuck-up for the Beasties.
Last week, during the Beastie Boys’ court battle against Monster Energy Drink, Mike D said something we all already knew: After the death of Adam Yauch, the Beastie Boys are done. Here’s what he said: “We have not been able to tour since MCA, Adam Yauch, died. We can’t make new music.” Honestly, this is [...]
It would have never been the same, but don’t expect any Beastie Boys albums in the future — Mike D has officially confirmed the group won’t go on without MCA. The Beastie Boys, founded in New York in the very early 80s, made music for decades — and maintained a solid fan base and consistent
First things first: when the New York Daily News caught up with Beastie Boys Mike D and Ad-Rock in Manhattan court last week–the two are fighting energy drink company Monster over illegal use of their music–the Big Apple tabloid found out, via given testimony, that the pair had rejected a big offer to let their song “Sabotage” be used in a recent Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.
The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. By DANIEL KREPS Arnold Schwarzenegger's film "Sabotage" quietly hit movie theaters in March, racking up negative reviews and $10 million at the U.S. box office – half its $35 million budget – before limping out of multiplexes. Show More Summary
Mike D and Ad-Rock serve as a clear reminder that at the end of the day, it should be more about the band as people as opposed to a money making entity, and that perhaps some music is better left out of commercials.
For anyone who’s followed the career arc of the Beastie Boys, this next little news bit will likely not come as much of a surprise: the band will never issue new music under the name “the Beastie Boys” ever again. The news came up while the two surviving members of the Beastie Boys, Adam Horovitz [...]
As expected, the remaining two Beastie Boys say they won’t be making any more music together under that name. In the midst of testifying against Monster Energy Drink (whom the group says used its music without permission in a promotional...Show More Summary
The future of the legendary hip-hop group sounds uncertain.
In court last week, the Beastie Boys confirmed that they will not make new music after the passing of Adam Yauch aka MCA. The remaining Beasties, Mike D and Ad-Rock, are embroiled in a lawsuit against Monster Beverage Corp. for using their songs in promotional material without their permission. Show More Summary
A lawyer went after the Beastie Boys' Mike D on the witness stand Monday, trying to undercut his claim that the band wouldn't let Arnold Schwarzenegger use their smash "Sabotage" for his box office dud of the same name.
Michael (Mike D) Diamond said in Manhattan Federal Court on Friday that the band was offered "a lot of money" but turned down the offer.
Monster Beverage Corp. released a statement regarding a lawsuit filed against its Monster Energy unit by the music group the Beastie Boys.
Monster Beverage issued a statement on the Beastie Boys lawsuit, which sees the veteran hip hop group seeking over $2 million for using its songs in a video that was online for five weeks. Monster...
It has been a year of legal dealings for the Beastie Boys, with the band fighting for their right to keep their songs out of ads and promotional videos. After coming to an out-of-court agreement with kids toys manufacturers...
After filing a copyright infringement lawsuit against Monster Energy Drink back in August 2012, the Beastie Boy are facing off against the beverage company in a New York City court this week. And because not everyone in the legal system is down with rap lingo, the players involved had to get down to brass monkeys — err, brass tax about … [More]
The surviving Beastie Boys are fighting for their right to get paid this week. Adam "Ad Rock" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond, appeared in a New York court to demand more than $2 million from Monster Energy drink, which had used...Show More Summary