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GoldieBlox Has A Bigger Heart Than Me

Posted by Matt on November 28, 2013         Tagged with: music, copyright

As a followup to my last post, GoldieBlox will apparently be dropping their lawsuit asking a judge to declare that their parody of the Beastie Boys' song "Girls" was fair use.

We want you to know that when we posted the video, we were completely unaware that the late, great Adam Yauch had requested in his will that the Beastie Boys songs never be used in advertising. Although we believe our parody video falls under fair use, we would like to respect his wishes and yours.

It's nice to see everyone getting along and now I feel slightly bad about being so militant about fair use/dealing in my last post. But only slightly.