Toy company GoldieBlox, which used the song in its Princess Machine commercial, maintains that since the song was parodied and the lyrics were changed its protected under fair use laws, but the two surviving Beasties, Mike Diamond and Adam Horowitz maintain that it's copyright infringement and are seeking damages in the form of all profits that the ad generated for GoldieBlox.
According to the group's lawyers, the toy company acted "willfully, maliciously and op...
British firm Minder Music, who own the rights to songs written and recorded by The Jimmy Castor Bunch, are suing Grande, executives at Sony/ATV, UMG Recordings and others over the tune.
Minder Music points out that Grande repeats, "What we gotta do right here is go back, back into time" on the song. The firm says her lyrics are lifted from the disco group's 1972 tune "Troglodyte," which features the spoken phrase, "What we're...