The dust hadn't settled yet from when Goldieblox declared "you gotta fight for your right to infringe" last week - and now Goldieblox have issued a non-apology for infringing Beastie Boys song.
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What a nice way to wake up this morning. After Goldieblox received a redonk amount of unwanted PR for infringing upon the Beastie Boys and Queen (and Lonely Island, in their now deleted "I'm on a Goat," parody video) the Goldieblox people have taken down the Beasties song and written their own open letter/ non-apology/product description to the Beasties.
Dear Adam and Mike,
We don’t want to fight with you. We love you and we are actually huge fans.
As if GoldieBlox doesn't look bad enough, via its Beastie Boys move, now comes this.
Intuit, a company that makes Quickbooks software for small businesses, has a really cool competition called Small Business Big Game. Basically small businesses around America pitch their product for the chance to win some big media space: Commercial slot during the Super Bowl.
For a while, Big Data could afford to turn a deaf ear to content creators, and the reason why was simple. No one wanted to speak out about unfair treatment at the hands of Big Tech because they feared receiving the same backlash that Lars Ulrich said. Thankfully, some artists realized, what Lars Ulrich said was, however non-finessed in word choice-- correct. Also it is important to note that it was fifteen years ago.
Really important update:
"A representative for the Beastie Boys explained to Huffpo: "There was no complaint filed, no demand letter (no demand, for that matter) when [GoldieBlox] sued Beastie Boys."
We suspected as much when there was no letter or complaint attached to the preemptive lawsuit filed by Goldieblox that we linked in the article. This has been a lesson in earned media skillfully arranged.
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