Beastie Boys Reach Settlement With Toy Company

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March 18, 2014 | 9:01am EST

The Beastie Boys have reached a settlement with bosses of a toy company to end a legal battle over their hit track Girls.
The rappers became embroiled in a dispute with executives of GoldieBlox last year after accusing them of copyright infringement for featuring a version of the song in a viral advertising video.
The advert featured three children singing alternative lyrics to the track, but GoldieBlox bosses claimed it was a parody and constituted “fair use”.
After months of legal manoeuvring, surviving Beastie Boys Adam Horovitz and Mike Diamond have now reached a settlement with executives at the toy company to bring the legal battle to an end.
Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.