Monster Energy To Pay Beastie Boys $1.7M In Copyright Case

Another day, another copyright infringement case. A jury in New York has ruled that Monster Energy infringed on the Beastie Boys' copyright and will therefore have to pay the group $1.7 million in a settlement. Songs from the group had been used in advertisements, so the Beastie Boys were originally looking to receive more than $2 million in the case.

It was an easy case against Monster Energy since the company admitted to using the songs without permission.

Source Mashable
Channels Audio, Business
Topics Music, Copyright, Settlement, Copyright Infringement, Beastie Boys