Monster Beverage Corp silent on reports of Beastie Boys' US$2.4m demand
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.
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