Beastie Boys Sue Monster Energy For Copyright Infringement
Posted on Fri Aug 10, 2012 08:30 AM PDT

200beastie_boys-1872.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - The Beastie Boys are firing back against Monster Energy Drink after they tried to create "an association" with the iconic rap/rock group by using a number of their songs in a promotional video without licensing the music.

The complainant states that the video is "comprised substantially of excerpts from the Beastie Boys Sound Recordings and the Beastie Boys Musical Compositions totaling more than three minutes in duration."

The group is seeking unspecified damages, alleging copyright infringement and intellectual property violations.

A founding member of the Beastie Boys, Adam Yauch, passed away in May after a lengthy battle with cancer.