Fair use or not, Goldieblox has stopped the music.
The toy company has replaced the Beastie Boys‘ song, “Girls,” from the soundtrack to its controversial viral advertisement which shows three girls playing with a Rube Goldberg-type machine over alternative, empowering song lyrics. In an open letter to Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz, Goldieblox has also offered to withdraw its lawsuit if the band stipulates that the company is no longer under threat.
Internships in the entertainment industry are extremely common. As a former intern myself, I can attest to most of the allegations set forth in the complaints against Fox Searchlight and Hearst.
The bottom line is that most entertainment companies, including studios, production companies, publishing houses, et al., use interns. However, under federal law an internship has strict compliance issues.
At this time, the Second Circuit will be deciding whether the aforementioned defendants violated federal employment law, which would have consequences on future entertainment hopefuls.