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Beastie Boys win $1.7 million in copyright lawsuit

Mike D and Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys got (almost) everything they asked for: The two surviving members of the trio asked for up to $2.5 million in damages, and won $1.7 million in a copyright violation case against Monster Energy beverages.


Prince slaps fans, Facebook users with $22 million lawsuit for posting bootleg videos

UPDATE (Jan. 29, 2014): Prince drops lawsuit after online videos are removed

ORIGINAL POST: Prince, that well-documented hater of the internet, is at it again.

The legendary Minnesota luddite’s latest volley against the ones-and-zeroes comes in the form of a lawsuit filed against a group of online fans who’ve posted unauthorized Prince concert videos from the ’80s and beyond on Facebook and other places online.


Beastie Boys respond to GoldieBlox lawsuit with open letter

The Beastie Boys see GoldieBlox’s lawsuit, and now they’re fighting back — with an open letter.

The group’s surviving members Mike D and Ad-Rock responded to the company that appropriated the Beasties classic “Girls” today. Read their message below:


Justin Bieber hurts mom's ears at concert, gets sued for $9.2 million

Justin Bieber is reportedly being sued for $9.2 million by a woman who accompanied her daughter to one of the pop star’s concerts back in 2010. Her grievance: His music ruined her ears.

Well, more or less. According to E!, Stacey Wilson Betts is alleging that certain “unforeseen aspects of the show” resulted in blasts of sound that “exceeded safe decibel levels,” which caused the mother to “[suffer] hearing loss, severe tinnitus, and hyperacusis in both ears.”

So what were those unforeseen aspects? As Betts alleges in the E!-obtained court documents, “[Bieber] climbed into a heart shaped, aluminum/steel gondola and was pulled out over the crowd,” causing a “wave like effect of screaming” that “enticed the crowd into a frenzy of screams by continuously waving his arms in a quick and upward motion.” Or, as Bieber calls it, Tuesday.


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