The Copyright Experiment Episode January 23, 2014

TCE #22 - Goldieblox and The Three Boys

11:00pm - 12:00am

24 January 2013
Tim and Jeff talk about a recent Fair Use controversy, around toy maker Goldieblox's recent parody video of the Beastie Boys' song "Girls". IS IT FAIR USE???
This week on The Copyright Experiment, we discuss a strange recent controversy over the limits of Fair Use and its protection of Parody. Specifically, we chronicle the rise and eventual back down by the producers of a delightfully empowering online video produced by girls toy maker Goldieblox. In the video, we hear little girls singing a parody version of the Beastie Boys' "Girls", with lyrics meant to inspire young girls to desire more than dolls and pink things. There has been lots of "he-said she-said" talk going on about this, so we get to the bottom of it and play judge and jury on the video's legality.

Track Listing:

Up All Night
Neon Steve · Up All Night
Full Moon (Final DJs remix)
Brandy · Full Moon
Let It Rain (DJ Mochi remix)
Radio Slave · Let It Rain
1 Thing (Polkadot remix)
Amerie · 1 Thing
F For You (John Dalton remix)
Disclosure · F For You
Medusa ft. Rush Davis
Brenmar · Medusa
Climax (Lindsay Lowend remix)
Usher · Climax
Pound Cake ft. Jay-Z (Thomas White remix)
Drake · Pound Cake
Luxor (Big Dope P remix)
Nightwave · Luxor EP
Shoutout To MP (That '09 Grind
Munchi · Boom Bap Back
Nothing Can Come Between Us (Pomo remix)
Sade · Nothing Can Come Between Us
Buried (HxdB remix)
Hissy Fit · Buried
Xan Anthem
Lil Texas · Xan Anthem
Say My Name (Chloe Martini Jersey Club edit)
Destiny's Child · Say My Name