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Thursday, October 9, 2008

John McCain continues to disrespect copyrights

Following in the footsteps of Jackson Browne, Heart and others, the Foo Fighters are the latest musical act to blast the McCain campaign for using their music, a song called "My Hero", without permission.
"It's frustrating and infuriating that someone who claims to speak for the American people would repeatedly show such little respect for creativity and intellectual property," the band says in a statement. "The saddest thing about this is that 'My Hero' was written as a celebration of the common man and his extraordinary potential. To have it appropriated without our knowledge and used in a manner that perverts the original sentiment of the lyric just tarnishes the song."
A man with 7 houses and 13 vehicles using a song celebrating the common man shows incredible chutzpah.

Here's a suggestion for John McCain that's not likely to get him in any trouble: using the music of his contemporaries such as Ludwig van Beethoven or Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. At least then McCain wouldn't have to worry about bad press or getting sued.


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