It’s looks like the little legal kerfuffle between the Beastie Boys and GoldieBlox is coming to its conclusion.
It all began when GoldieBlox, a company that sells educational toys for young girls, appropriated the Beasties favorite “Girls” in one of their commercials, which quickly went viral. The Beastie Boys’ Mike D and Ad-Rock — noting the trio’s longstanding commitment to keep their songs out of ads (which was also a stipulation in the late Adam Yauch’s will) — responded with legal threats and an open letter to the company explaining their side of the story.
Now GoldieBlox has conceded. According to their own open letter, posted this morning, the company has pulled the ad in question, and they’ve kindly requested that the Beasties not pursue them in court. Read their full message below: