Monster Energy To Pay $1.7 Million For Illegally Using Beastie Boys Songs
Looks like Monster Energy will be dishing out $1.7 Million to the Beastie Boys.
According to Rolling Stone, “Beastie Boys have won a $1.7 million verdict in their copyright lawsuit against Monster Beverage over the company’s use of the group’s music in a promotional video, according to Reuters.
The group sought up to $2.5 million for copyright infringement and false endorsement, though Monster countered that the maximum amount it owed was $125,000. The company called the case “illogical,” admitting that it had infringed the group’s copyrights, but stating that an employee inadvertently believed Monster had permission to use the music.”
Read the full story – Via Rolling Stone