Posts tagged "copyright infringement"

Beastie Boys & GoldieBlox Go To Battle Over “Girls” [UPDATED]

Last week, we showed you this new advertisement from the girls toy company GoldieBlox, spoofing the Beastie Boys’ song “Girls.” Well, the company’s use of the song has sparked a legal battle over copyright infringement — but before you assume that it’s the Beastie Boys suing GoldieBlox, think again. According to The Hollywood Reporter, while the band…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 25, 2013

Women Fined $1.9 Million For Sharing 24 Songs Illegally

The big bad Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has once again committed an act of evil. This time, the victim is a mother of four from Minnesota who illegally shared 24 songs on the site Kazaa.com. (I know, right? Send that woman to jail, stat.) Jammie Thomas-Rasset was the first person taken to trial…

Justine Fields / June 19, 2009