The Beastie Boys vs Goldieblox


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…