According to Hollywood Reporter, toymaker Goldieblox, after its video featuring "three girls playing with a Rube Goldberg-type contraption and singing alternative lyrics to the Beastie Boys song 'Girls'" went viral, has demanded a "declaratory judgment that its parody of the song is fair use" after the Beastie Boys claimed copyright infringement.
In the original song, the Beasties sang: "Girls -- to do the dishes/ Girls -- to clean up my room/ Girls -- to do the laundry/ Girls -- and in the bathroom/ Girls, that's all I really want is girls."
The video replaces those lyrics with: "Girls -- to build the spaceship/ Girls -- to code the new app/ Girls -- to grow up knowing/ That they can engineer that/ Girls. That's all we really need is girls."
Is that "fair use"? To answer the question, a judge will be looking at the four factors of fair use: the purpose and character of the use, the nature of the copyrighted work, the amount and substantiality of the portion taken and the effect of the use upon the potential market.
|Vintage Ad Browser|
|Outsourcing Telemarketing to Third World Countries, Without the Accent|
|Advertising Designed to Show a Message Only Children Will See|
|Guru Studio's Union Pearson Express Commercial|
|Driving Underwater With Sharks on a #Volkswagen Beetle #VWSharkWeek|
|“Both spacecraft are still operational when they reached interstellar space.”|
|"Free apps make money by selling your personal data."|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|“Initial riders may be more comfortable getting into a car with a human in the driver seat.”|
|Naked Preacher Lady [NSFW]|
|Fake Name Generator|
|Recycled Vacuum Lamps|
|Make a Convincing Sex Video of Anyone You Like|