GoldieBlox and the Beastie Boys Settle

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GoldieBlox, a girl-focused science-toy company, has settled their lawsuit with the Beastie Boys over the use of the song “Girls” in their commercial. Though GoldieBlox claims their work was a parody, the band’s policy is never to allow any of their songs to be used in commercials.

The settlement will require GoldieBlox to donate a portion of their revenue to science-education charities aimed at involving young women (the Beastie Boys will select the charities). They are also required to issue a public apology, which is sure to note that boys are cool and the best, and have official and exclusive rights to the good jungle gym during recess.

GoldieBlox and the Beastie Boys Settle