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The Beastie Boys sue Monster Energy Co for copyright infringement

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 00:35

May 27 - The Beastie Boys take Monster Energy Co to trial over claims the beverage maker used the band's songs without their permission. John Russell reports.

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 American music group the Beastie Boys have sued Monster Energy Drink for copyright infringement. Founding member Adam Horovitz appeared in a New York court on Tuesday (May 27) as the case, filed nearly two years ago, got underway. The musicians say the company used their songs and image to promote their product without their permission. In 2012 band member Adam Yauch died and it was reported his will banned the use of Beastie Boys music in advertisements. The group is asking for $150,000 (USD) in damages for each infringement.

The Beastie Boys sue Monster Energy Co for copyright infringement

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 00:35

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