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GoldieBlox Pulls Beastie Boys' Song from Viral Video

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

After a week of back-and-forth, it looks like the copyright scrap between toy company GoldieBlox and the Beastie Boys saga might finally be drawing to a close, just in time for everyone's lawyers to go home for Thanksgiving. Read more...

Goldieblox Ends Beastie Boys Parody Dispute By Taking Down Ad

Everyone loved the online ad from GoldieBlox that used a parody version of the Beastie Boys song “Girls” to help make its point about encouraging girls to be interested in toys that are more science-y than princess-y. Even the Beastie Boys praised the ad…but that doesn’t mean they want their music used to sell a commercial product. “As creative as … [More]

Goldiblox: Justified Parody Or Obvious Ad?

The story of Goldiblox and the Beastie Boys has gained traction in recent days, and for good reason — it's a nuanced conflict with no obvious resolution. Goldiblox is a start-up toymaker with the noble goal of getting girls into engineering and teaching them STEM skills. Show More Summary

GoldieBlox Yanks Beastie Boys Track from ‘Princess Machine’ Viral Video

Less than a week after it launched a lawsuit against the Beastie Boys over use of the song "Girls," GoldieBlox has removed the track from its viral video and written an open letter to the group looking to settle the...

Goldieblox and the 3 Beastie Boys: Fair Use or Infringement?

As a mother of a little girl, I came across Goldieblox in my search for un-pink toys. The company's goal is to inspire a new generation of engineers to equalize the playing field as only 11% of engineers are women, worldwide. As someone also raised on late '80s -- early......

GoldieBlox Pulls Beastie Boys Song From Ad Citing Adam Yauch’s Will

Days after filing court documents to keep their version of the Beastie Boys' song, "Girls" in their commercial, Goldieblox has announced that they're pulling the song from the ad. What's driving the change? The company claims it's out of respect for Adam Yauch's request that his music not be used in advertising.

GoldieBlox Pulls Beastie Boys Video, Promises To Drop Legal Dispute

5 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

This isn't a huge surprise, but given all the publicity, Goldieblox has agreed to pull down the video that included the Beastie Boys' song "Girls," with an open letter to the remaining members of the band, saying that while they believe...Show More Summary

The Beastie Boys 'Girls' viral video: Music replaced as GoldieBlox seeks end to lawsuit

Toy company GoldieBlox has made a big overture to rap group the Beastie Boys to try to end the dispute over their parody of "Girls" in a viral commercial.

ArtsBeat: Toy Company Pulls Beastie Boys Song From Viral Video

GoldieBlox, a San Francisco toymaker, removed the Beastie Boys’ song “Girls” from an online ad after the band complained, adding in a statement, “We don’t want to fight with you.”

GoldieBlox, Avoiding Fight, Makes New ‘Girls’ Video

GoldieBlox replaced the music in its Rube Goldberg-inspired video hit, saying in an open letter that it wanted to avoid a legal fight with the Beastie Boys.

GoldieBlox backs down in legal battle with Beastie Boys

Toy company remove its Beastie Boys parody song from advert after receiving legal warnings from the band's lawyers Toy manufacturers GoldieBlox have backed down in its legal battle with the Beastie Boys. GoldieBlox upset the band after...Show More Summary

The Beastie Boys vs. GoldieBlox: More evidence that copyright is broken and we are all worse off as a result

5 months agoTechnology : GigaOM

What has gotten lost in the Beastie Boys vs. GoldieBlox hysteria is that fair use is an important principle when it comes to copyright, and we would be better off as a society if we supported it rather than chipping away at its effectiveness

Newswire: That commercial that used The Beastie Boys' "Girls" doesn't anymore

The Beastie Boys have apparently won their girlie battle with GoldieBlox. The toy company has removed its parody of the Boys’ “Girls” in its viral commercial, replacing it instead with an instrumental track. The original version of the video, the one that made everyone aware that GoldieBlox existed, has been set to private on YouTube. Show More Summary

The Beastie Boys Won Copyright Battle Against YouTube Ad – Daily Links – 11/27/2013

From Rickey.org One hotel is laying down the law for Justin Bieber! (PopBytes) Joe Jonas is balding? (Seriously OMG) Elizabeth McGovern hints she may leave ‘Downton Abbey’ after series 5 (Hypable) Peter Frampton’s Luggage Stolen in Denver...Show More Summary

GoldieBlox removes 'Girls' from ad; writes open letter to Beastie Boys who wrote open letter to them

Ad-Rock at MoMA last week (more by Amanda Hatfield) In case you aren't caught up with the toy company GoldieBlox vs Beastie Boys drama, they posted an video/ad (which has since been taken down) which repurposed the Beasties' song "Girls"...

Never Mind the Lawyers, GoldieBlox Won Big in Beastie Boys Fight

If the message was female empowerment, then GoldieBlox made its point. The startup, which aims to teach little girls that they can be engineers and build cool stuff, lost the battle but won the war in its fight with the Beastie Boys A recap: GoldieBlox released a video last week featuring a Rube Goldberg contraption built by girls. Show More Summary

Toy Company Takes Down "Girls" Ad, Issues Statement to Beastie Boys

The company has removed the song from their advertisement, which it hopes will put an end to the strife once and for all.

The GoldieBlox Adaptation of the Beastie Boys is Fair Use

5 months agoLifestyle : xoJane

Ultimately, in a clash between a man’s dying wishes and the huge and very delicate legal framework that supports fair use and transformative works, I have to support transformative works. Read more

Toy Company Removes “Girls” Ad, Writes Open Letter To Beastie Boys

5 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

What counts as fair-use parody, and what counts as a simple advertisement? For the past few days, many of us have been arguing and wondering over those things, thanks to a viral toy commercial that put a feminist spin on the Beastie Boys’ ridiculously catchy 1986 lunkhead standard “Girls.” The YouTube commercial, from the Kickstarter-funded [...]

GoldieBlox quits Beastie Boys fight

5 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

GoldieBlox, which used a Beastie Boys song on fair-use grounds and sued for declaratory judgment upon the band's objection, backed down today.

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