Beastie Boys win $1.7M jury award in NY copyright case against Monster Energy drink

June 6, 2014 1:59 PM

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It’s a rap: The Beastie Boys have won $1.7-million in a copyright violation case against the maker of Monster Energy drink.

Thursday’s ruling ends a case in which the two surviving members of the band testified about their staunch opposition to the use of their music in commercial endorsements.

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