Goldieblox removes access to Beastie Boys parody commercial

Have you head about the controversy surrounding Goldieblox and the viral video? The girl-toy merchant incurred the displeasure of the Beastie Boys over the use of the latter’s song “Girls” in a web video published by the former. Read about it here. Read an excellent breakdown of the relevant copyright issues in the case by Andy Baio on Waxy (as seen on Daring Fireball! All praise to Daring Fireball!)

Baio notes, in a postscript, that Goldieblox has made the original video private and replaced it with a neutered version. But, oops, they haven’t quite updated that on their site yet, as these screen shots show:

All judgments aside, seems like a cave-in to me.