Transcript for GoldieBlox Preemptively Sues Beastie Boys Over Commercial Dispute
legal battle over a viral video. We showed it to you last week. It was viewed by more than 8 million people. Now the company behind the popular video headed to court. Looking to proe tegt the use of the song made famous by the beastie boys. Rebecca jarvis has the story. Reporter: It's the commercial that struck a chord with viewers everywhere. Raking in over 8 million clicks on youtube. Now, in a surprise move, goldi goldieblox are saying that the bea beastie boys are taking them on. Here's the 'hit. ♪ Girls should do the dishes do the laundry ♪ Reporter: Goldieblox wants to see the girls doing this. The company says by changing the lyrics, the song becomes a parody. They state in the complaint that the lyrics are making fun of, in essence criticizing the lyrics of the beastie boys song. They say the basis of the lawsuit is completely false. There was though complaint. No demand letter. No demand for that matter when goldirgs eblox sued the beastie boys. Is this a case of sue or be sued? Nlt they want it resolved quickly. They don't want to wait for the beastie boys to sue them. It's the same preemptive tactic that robin thicke had this summer. And though that legal strategy has worked so far for thicken en -- thicke is working we'll wade to sigh. He reportedly hand-wrote in his will that in no event could anything kree atted by me be used for advertising purpose. You can see, sticky situation. Obviously, a great message from the girls. But then, you want to respect his wishes as well. He was very explicit. I want this one to get worked out so badly. And you might see them at the super bowl if they do. "Dancing with the stars"
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