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Universal Music sues Monster over Beastie Boys music | Reuters

English: The Beastie Boys - Adam Horovitz, Ada...Reuters – Two Universal Music Group units sued Monster Beverage Corp on Wednesday for using music co-owned by the Beastie Boys in a promotional video, accusing the energy drink maker of copyright infringement.

The lawsuit, filed in New York federal court, comes three months after the Beastie Boys obtained a $1.7 million (1.04 million pound) verdict against Monster over copyrights for the same music.

The latest lawsuit, filed by Capitol Records and Universal-Polygram International Publishing, seeks at least $1.2 million for the infringement of five Beastie Boys recordings and compositions.

via Universal Music sues Monster over Beastie Boys music | Reuters.

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