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Music on the Campaign Trail

On June 9, 2010 By Donna Baldry

It seems politicians should have learned by now not to use music in their political campaigns without getting permission from the artist. However, legendary power trio, Rush, are the latest in a long line of musicians taking legal action against political candidates for alleged copyright infringement. Rush are upset that Rand Paul, [...]

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Former Talking Heads Frontman David Byrne has sued Florida Governor Charlie Crist, alleging Crist used the Talking Heads song, “Road to Nowhere” without permission in a Senate campaign ad. The suit accuses Mr. Crist of copyright infringement and false endorsement, and seeks $1 million in damages.

The song first appeared in [...]

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