Decisions in Brief

Decisions in Brief

John C. Gatz

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Attorneys’ Fees Awarded to Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys v. Monster Energy Co., 2015 WL 3823924, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 77185 (S.D.N.Y. 2015). The Beastie Boys won $1.7 million in a copyright lawsuit against the makers of Monster energy drinks after Monster used a mashup of Beastie Boys recordings in a promotional video without the Beastie Boys’ permission. The Beastie Boys attempted to recover $2.4 million in attorneys’ fees and costs in a post-trial application.

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