Monster had admitted using the music

Monster had admitted using the music

Monster Beverage Corp has refused to comment on reports that hip hop group the Beastie Boys are seeking an extra US$2.4m from the company after a recent copyright battle.

Media reports yesterday claimed the group, which was awarded $1.7m in June after a court ruled Monster had used a Beastie Boys song in an ad without permission, want more money to cover legal costs. The initial sum was not enough to fund the group's two-year feud with Monster, which included an eight-day trial, according to AP, citing court filings.

Asked to comment on the case, a spokesperson for Monster told just-drinks the company is not releasing a statement.

Monster had admitted using the music, but said the initial $2m the band was seeking was “beyond reasonable”. Last month a court refused to overrule the verdict after a request from Monster.