Wednesday, June 29, 2011

This Happens Every Election Season

When will politicians who roll out their campaigns have the courtesy and respect to ask permission from a songwriter to use their creations legally?
Renowned rocker Tom Petty hit Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann with a cease-and-desist letter Monday following the congresswoman's decision to close out her campaign announcement to the tune of "American Girl," Rolling Stone reports.
And it always seems to happen to the Republican candidates, doesn't it? Don't they understand the implications of copyright infringement? Why are they not supporting the rule of law?

1 comment:

JUDI M. said...

What is also hilarious is the fact that NONE of these Repubs apparently even listened to these songs, or knows their origin...or obviously do not know music. Most of the times the songs means the OPPOSITE of what they're used for.................