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GoldieBlox Sues Beastie Boys for Declaratory Judgment of Non-Infringement

Earlier this week, a new product out on Kickstarter called GoldieBlox – a toy aimed at engaging young girls in engineering – made a pretty brilliant music video as an advertisement. The video features a parody of the song “Girls” by the Beastie Boys: As reported by TechDirt: The whole point is to mock the […]

Artist Suing Jay-z Over Sample – I Hope it Goes to Trial

The long-short of it is that some artist is suing Jay-z over a sample included in Blueprint III. The details are almost irrelevant, because I cannot fathom how this falls outside of the scope of fair use. From what I’ve seen, and correct me if I’m wrong, the only reason people get away with suing in nonsense […]