Chords of Discord -- Rock Stars Sue Politicians for Using Songs Without Permission


In recent years, a number of highly publicized lawsuits have focused America's attention on the fact that musical works are protected by copyright law. Therefore, it would seem that everyone, especially politicians, should know that permission is required to use a copyrighted song. Well, apparently, that is not always the case.

While Republican voters used the mid-term elections to rock the ballot boxes and roll new politicians into office, a few of the Republican candidates stepped on some rock 'n' roll copyright shoes during the dance. More specifically, a few Republican candidates allegedly used, without permission, classic rock 'n' roll songs in their campaigns that led up to the mid-term elections.

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