A California toy company has settled its lawsuit against the Beastie Boys over its parody of their song “Girls” in a promotional video that went viral.
The Oakland Tribune reported an agreement to dismiss the claim was filed Monday in U.S. District Court. No details of the settlement were released.
Oakland-based Goldieblox filed suit in November, seeking to pre-empt any possible claims of copyright infringement over the repurposed song.
The Beastie Boys countersued Goldieblox in December. The newspaper says it was not immediately clear if Monday’s settlement would have any effect on that claim.
The hip-hop group has a blanket ban on using their songs in advertisements.
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