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.
cwheelie: The Beastie Boys = The Adam Sandler of music
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?
Thank You Black Jesus!: The beastie boys were genuinely terrible.
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."
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.
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.
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