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Been Caught Stealing


I’m with the Beasties on this one. Yeah, the Goldiebox commercial is admirable in spirit but they’ve got the nerve to rip off music for their own purpose and then hide behind their politics.

Cool product, and at this point, they’ve accomplished their mission because the video has gone viral, but still: they get the Gas Face.


1 Chyll Will   ~  Nov 26, 2013 10:59 am

It has the potential of setting a very bad precedent for other companies to do likewise, and they will if nothing were to come of this. Looking at it as someone who is a creative and has not even heard of the product, by principle I refuse to indulge even if it is good. But I've seen a lot of hand-wringing from those who've bought what they're selling and are totally against their action, and I feel bad for their moral dilemma; it could be anybody and anything that leads me to a similar circumstance.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 26, 2013 11:51 am

How did they have the chutzpah to go ahead and make such an elaborate video using a song they hadn't cleared the rights to? Again, this isn't just a song it's an advertisement.

3 Bluenatic   ~  Nov 26, 2013 12:11 pm

Beasties completely in the right here. They have never allowed their music to be used in advertising, ever. I'm sure they've passed up millions in potential licensing revenue over the years.

4 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 26, 2013 1:47 pm

4) Pretty arrogant of this company.

5 Ara Just Fair   ~  Nov 26, 2013 2:22 pm

I thought the remade song in the little girl video sounded pretty rushed and terrible. If you're going to rip off a song try not to make it suck.

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