Saturday, September 06, 2008

Heart, Van Halen, John Mellencamp, Jackson Browne

What do they have in common besides the fact that they rock? They all had their songs stolen by the GOP to play at the Republican National Convention and for use in a TV ad. Everyone knows it's copyright infringement to use songs as theme music without asking for permission from the songwriters or owners of the songs first. Why don't McCain / Palin respect the rights of musicians if 1. they care about the law and 2. they love their music so much?

Related article: Will McCain's Heart Stop?
Whether the campaign needs permission to play "Barracuda"
By Chris Wilson Posted Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at 6:29 PM ET, www.slate.com