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Beastie Boys and Goldieblox reach settlement

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Mike D and Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys perform at 20th Annual SXSW Film and Music Festival. John Shearer

A while back on the program, we told you about a toy aimed at teaching girls about engineering skills - a toy called Goldieblox.

The toy has been a big hit with parents looking for an alternative to princesses and stuffed animals for their daughters.

But Goldieblox hasn't gone over quite as well with the Beastie Boys.

Last year, the Oakland based maker of Goldieblox released a video for their product featuring a re-purposed version of the Beastie Boys 1986 hit "Girls."

Millions of people watched the ad, but some complained that it was being used without the rappers' permission.

Goldieblox filed suit against the rappers in November, seeking to pre-empt any possible claims of copyright infringement.

Beastie Boys countersued Goldieblox a month later.

You gotta fight for your right to protect your music... I reckon.

Well, we're pleased to report - looks like they managed to work it out.

The Oakland Tribune reports an agreement to dismiss the claim was filed yesterday in U.S. District Court.

But no details of the settlement were released - so we're not certain if it's a sure shot that this settlement also puts an end to the suit the Beasties filed.

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