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Beastie Boys reach settlement with toy company

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Mar 18, 2014 | 6:36am EDT

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 (13) 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.

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