GoldieBlox vs. The Beastie Boys: Round 2

With GoldieBlox' open letter and their decision to change the music in their now infamous video, we all thought that the dispute with the Beastie Boys was over.

Not so fast. It turns out that in the past week the Beastie Boys filed a response to GoldieBlox's premptive complaint.

In their response, the Beastie Boys allege copyright infringement, trademark infringement, unfair completion and violation of their publicity rights, all because GoldieBlox not only used their composition, but also included their name in the video, as if it was endorsed by the group itself.

The Future of Music Coalition has a great run-down and analysis of the current situation.

I'll be watching this case as it develops. It could turn out to be an important ruling on copyright and fair use.