The band Beastie Boys won a $1.7 million jury verdict against Monster Energy Co. in a copyright infringement lawsuit. Beastie Boys asserted that Monster Energy used the group’s songs in a promotional video.
Monster Energy is appealing the award, cliaming that it was excessive and unsupported by evidence. We have to ask: Is that all you got? The jury thought Beastie Boys provided enough evidence, that’s why they awarded the group $1.7 million!
We also must ask – and we hope this was asked at the trial: Who ever heard of Monster Energy? And how many people actually saw its promotion video?