The Beastie Boys have apparently won their girlie battle with GoldieBlox. The toy company has removed its parody of the Boys’ “Girls” in its viral commercial, replacing it instead with an instrumental track. The original version of the video, the one that made everyone aware that GoldieBlox existed, has been set to private on YouTube.
The move comes after the Beastie’s lawyer contacted the company, reportedly to discuss alleged copyright infringement. GoldieBlox turned around and preemptively sued the rap group, claiming that it had a right to use the parody version of the song. It’s unclear whether the toy company has since changed its mind on that point of view, or whether the move came because the company got everything it could out of the sketchily used song and decided to cut and run. Not that an upstart, Internet savvy company would do that or anything.
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