Beastie Boys member Michael Diamond, or "Mike D," exits the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in Lower Manhattan May 27, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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A lawyer for the Beastie Boys on Wednesday urged jurors to make Monster Beverage Corp pay at least $2 million for copyright infringement, saying the energy drink maker used their songs without a license in an online video.Kevin Puvalowski, the Brooklyn-born band's lawyer, said in closing arguments in a trial in Manhattan federal court that Monster's unauthorized use of its music in a 2012 promotional video was "absolutely egregious". Reid Kahn, Monster's lawyer, acknowledged the energy drink maker had infringed the Beastie Boys' copyrights but said it was because an employee thought the company had permission to use the music.The Beastie Boys complained to Monster in June 2012, saying it did not have permission to use its music.
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