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The Beastie Boys vs Goldieblox

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The EFF weighs in on the Beastie Boys/GoldieBlox dispute.

Girls Against Boys

“Oh no!” said the email that went round the EFF office on Friday. Could it be true that the Beastie Boys had unleashed the legal hounds to shut down a parody ad that uses the group’s classic misogynistic ditty, “Girls”? Surely not. As remix pioneers, the Beastie Boys are the veterans of many legal battles against copyright maximalists. The Beastie Boys aren’t copyright bullies, they fight those bullies. Right?

Wrong, at least this time…

 

 

 

 

Solange Knowles – Losing You (VIDEO)

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Brand new video from Solange Knowles, filmed in South Africa and directed by Melina Matsoukas. Says Solange on the making of the clip: “When Melina and I decided to film ‘Losing You’ in South Africa, we really didn’t have a real firm concept in place. It was sort of a grab a camera and let’s go moment. I knew I wanted to capture a couple things: the vibe of our friendship and all of the crazy escapades we’ve gotten ourselves into all over the world, and the abstract and elegant Le Sape Society (Society for the Advancement of People of Elegance) formed in the Congo which was documented by Daniele Tamagni in his Gentleman of Bacongo book. ]]>