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An image from Goldieblox's Girls video. Goldieblox

Fledgling toy company GoldieBlox Inc. has settled a short-lived, high-powered legal fight with the Beastie Boys over the rights to the song “Girls.” In November the company, which markets construction-themed toys to girls, filed a preemptive lawsuit seeking a declaratory judgment that its use of the Beastie Boys’ song was an obvious parody and was protected by the fair use doctrine. The company used the song in a two-minute video that featured a Rube Goldberg machine that finds creatively destructive uses for a collection of stereotypical girls’ toys. GoldieBlox was originally represented by Annette Hurst of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, who had to withdraw because of a conflict. She was replaced by Daralyn Durie of Durie Tangri.

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