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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-21-09 11:41 AM
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Jackson Browne, Republicans settle case
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Source: AP

Sen. John McCain and the Republican Party are apologizing to Jackson Browne for using one of his songs during last year's presidential campaign. The GOP is also vowing to get artists' permission before using musicians' work in future political campaigns.

The apology and pledge were released Tuesday along with an announcement of a settlement with Browne over a federal copyright infringement lawsuit filed last year in Los Angeles. Browne sued McCain and the national and Ohio Republican parties for using part of his song "Running on Empty" to mock Democrat Barack Obama's proposed energy policies in a Web ad.

Financial details of the settlement weren't disclosed.

The statement said McCain didn't know about the ad, which was created by the Ohio Republican Party and removed after Browne complained.

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