I’m terribly biased on this one. I’m a lifelong Beastie Boys fan, and so I cannot have a take that would be rational and fair. Andy’s article on this is excellent, even handed, and comes from a lot of experience and knowledge with these matters.
I’d say, if you’re at all interested in a knowledgable opinion on this argument, that this is the single article that I suggest you read.
For my money, this whole thing reads like a PR stunt, and, forgetting the legal matter, it’s not the classiest move in the world to do this knowing that Adam Yauch explicitly wanted no part of the use of his works, of which this composition was one, in commercials. If I had a daughter, she wouldn’t be getting anything from Goldieblox.