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(Pitchfork)   Now, here's a little story I got tell, about a trademark infringement suit that didn't go so well   (pitchfork.com) divider line 13
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2014-03-18 02:19:02 PM
7 votes:
You gotta fight!
for your right!
to ex parte!

/got nothin
2014-03-18 02:15:36 PM
5 votes:
I thought that song was about squirrels.
2014-03-18 06:02:25 PM
2 votes:

lawboy87: Just because you take song lyrics and alter them a bit, does not in any way give you a presumption that you created a parody that will overcome a claim of copyright infringement.  This is one of the most common misunderstandings I have run into for years in this field of law.  When I did a fair amount of work for a major record company, it was common to run into this issue.  I had little doubt that the people who created the work thought they were somehow protected or allowed to do so under "Fair Use" but the reality is far different.   There's a good reason why Weird Al pays royalties on every song he "covers" in his own unique manner.


Nope.  Fair use, is like shouting "not it" or "no backs" when a child.  As long as you say "fair use!" IP law doesn't apply to you.  Its part of the secret legal code of the US, the one the courts bring out when you write your name all in caps and recognize the admiralty flag.
2014-03-18 02:17:22 PM
2 votes:
Is that the song where they say a line, with the emphasis on the last word in the line?
2014-03-18 01:05:58 PM
2 votes:
Subby: Now, here's a little story I got tell, about a trademark infringement suit that didn't go so well

Article:  After toy company GoldieBlox used the Beastie Boys' song "Girls" in an ad, the Beasties sued due to copyright infringement... The company initially made the argument that their commercial parody of the "highly sexist" song was covered under the Fair Use Doctrine. The band disagreed, arguing that it was copyright infringement.

It's not like it would've screwed up your already broken meter further to use the correct term, Subby.
2014-03-18 05:13:04 PM
1 votes:

cwheelie: The Beastie Boys = The Adam Sandler of music


10/10 Lock your doors tonight. You trolled too successfully.
2014-03-18 04:58:12 PM
1 votes:

Gonz: Thank You Black Jesus!: The beastie boys were genuinely terrible.

Can I ask a question: How old are you? Or, more importantly, how old were you in 1989?



This is, indeed, a relevant question.
In those days, there was really nothing at all to compare the Beaties with.  I mean, literally, no one was doing what they were doing.  Let alone a bunch of white dudes from NYC.

If you don't get it, that's fine.  But you can't deny the facts of their importance in music.
2014-03-18 04:19:05 PM
1 votes:

Thank You Black Jesus!: The beastie boys were genuinely terrible.


Really?

You're entitled to your opinion and all.  But those dudes were groundbreaking on a number of levels.  And plus, they were funny as hell to boot.
2014-03-18 04:15:16 PM
1 votes:

SueDisco: I'm really glad that bothers someone else.  Every time I see those ads I think, "There is nothing all that brave about using a Microsoft product."


Try doing it without AV software!

/zing
2014-03-18 03:14:35 PM
1 votes:

cwheelie: The Beastie Boys = The Adam Sandler of music


4.bp.blogspot.com
2014-03-18 02:47:37 PM
1 votes:

durbnpoisn: But "Brave"...  I don't see how a song about a woman wanting her friend to be brave and come out of the closet, has anything to do with Microsoft.


Windows 8 is for deviant lifestyles?
2014-03-18 02:44:47 PM
1 votes:

MightyPez: You know, all of this could have been avoided if GoldieBlox did was whatevery small business in the Twin Cities does when they want a successful ad campaign, hire Fancy Ray.


Ugh, time to stop interneting.
2014-03-18 02:43:24 PM
1 votes:
You know, all of this could have been avoided if   GoldieBlox did was every small business in the Twin Cities does when they want asuccessful ad campaign, hire Fancy Ray.

blog.rooftopcomedy.com
 
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