Copyright Infringement in “Goldieblox” Case by Scott Burgess

Review Scott Burgess’ “GoldieBlox: Building a Future on Theft” in Media Ethics: Issues and Cases and discuss a copyright infringement case.

Did the Beastie Boys have a legitimate copyright infringement case against GoldieBlox? Explain your reasoning. What are the ethical responsibilities of media outlets reporting this case? Should they show the original commercial that includes the Beastie Boys’ song? Both versions of the GoldieBlox “Girls” video are widely available on the internet. How does the message in the advertisement change without the inclusion of the Beastie Boys song?