Beastie Boys member Adam Horovitz (R), or "Ad-Rock," enters his car after he exited the Federal Court in New York June 5, 2014.REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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The Beastie Boys have won $1.7 million in a copyright violation case against the maker of Monster Energy drink.Thursday's ruling ends a case in which the two surviving members of the band testified about their staunch opposition to the use of their music in commercial endorsements.Jurors chose to award $120,000 for each of 10 violations of copyright.As it became clear the band was getting almost everything it asked for, Horovitz nodded in agreement with several of the findings.The Beastie Boys, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, have turned out four No. 1 albums and sold more than 40 million records as they helped bring hip-hop to the mainstream over the last three decades.
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