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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-21-09 10:41 AM
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Jackson Browne, Republicans settle case
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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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  -Jackson Browne, Republicans settle case meegbear  Jul-21-09 10:41 AM   #0 
  - Sweet. Good for Browne. n/t  Sukie   Jul-21-09 10:43 AM   #1 
  - Yeah, Jackson!  hamsterjill   Jul-21-09 10:47 AM   #2 
  - GOP: Runnin on Empty n/t  godai   Jul-21-09 10:50 AM   #3 
  - McCain, The Pretender  jmondine   Jul-21-09 02:44 PM   #33 
  - The GOP and lobbyists: Lawyers in Love  jmondine   Jul-21-09 02:44 PM   #34 
  - LMAO  wordpix2   Jul-21-09 03:24 PM   #37 
  - maybe Jackson will donate it to Dems for an ad against repukes next time around  wordpix2   Jul-21-09 03:25 PM   #38 
  - A rethuglican vow - wonder what that's worth?  xxqqqzme   Jul-21-09 10:50 AM   #4 
  - Doodly squat  SpiralHawk   Jul-21-09 11:02 AM   #6 
  - make sure you get it in cash ...  zbdent   Jul-21-09 12:53 PM   #21 
  - THis makes me feel really good!  MaineDem   Jul-21-09 10:56 AM   #5 
  - Oh, they're vowing?  moggie   Jul-21-09 11:02 AM   #7 
  - The GOP convention should be funny with such a short play list.  HopeHoops   Jul-21-09 11:27 AM   #8 
  - Come on now...they have Wayne Newton too.  tjwash   Jul-21-09 12:08 PM   #15 
  - And they can probably get away with Percey Faith also.  HopeHoops   Jul-21-09 12:17 PM   #18 
  - Country music will help them out. Not the Dixie Chicks or Tim McGraw, but  No Elephants   Jul-21-09 03:18 PM   #35 
  - psst- meeg  mopinko   Jul-21-09 11:32 AM   #9 
  - ...  meegbear   Jul-21-09 11:35 AM   #10 
     - i know.  mopinko   Jul-21-09 08:38 PM   #43 
  - Great!  felinetta   Jul-21-09 11:38 AM   #11 
  - Just so you know Repugs  demoborn47   Jul-21-09 11:41 AM   #12 
  - Nice! nt  Joey Liberal   Jul-21-09 11:50 AM   #13 
  - Jackson Browne is such a talented fellow. I love his music, his voice and, of course, his outlook.  David Zephyr   Jul-21-09 12:07 PM   #14 
  - Are Ann and Nancy Wilson pursuing the same? n/t  snake in the grass   Jul-21-09 12:12 PM   #16 
  - Do they even own Baracuda?  sfwriter   Jul-21-09 12:19 PM   #19 
     - You're right  National Steel 27   Jul-21-09 12:39 PM   #20 
     - Such a shame.  snake in the grass   Jul-21-09 01:35 PM   #25 
        - They have done it for years.  National Steel 27   Jul-21-09 02:11 PM   #32 
           - Very true about using songs from Lefty writers  JonLP24   Jul-21-09 03:30 PM   #40 
     - The Wilsons also have writing credits for the song  Tarc   Jul-21-09 01:58 PM   #30 
        - I believe they did object, but someone else had legal rights to license the song.  No Elephants   Jul-21-09 03:25 PM   #39 
  - Just like in '84  PSzymeczek   Jul-21-09 12:14 PM   #17 
  - So, does this mean that Lady Ga-Ga GAVE permission for them to  RoadRage   Jul-21-09 01:13 PM   #22 
  - Did they apologize to Heart yet?  Joanne98   Jul-21-09 01:28 PM   #23 
  - JB should have let McCain use The Pretender instead.  cureautismnow   Jul-21-09 01:28 PM   #24 
  - I hope the financial settlement was substantial, cause this kind of stuff can really ruin someone's  cbdo2007   Jul-21-09 01:39 PM   #26 
  - As I understand it, anyone can use a short clip of a song  JohnnyRingo   Jul-21-09 01:51 PM   #27 
  - As a matter of fact  John Kerry VonErich   Jul-22-09 12:12 AM   #44 
  - Should Obama get permission to use his song "Stay" for his re-election?  AlphaCentauri   Jul-21-09 01:53 PM   #28 
  - Wow. That would be a perfect song!  Diane R   Jul-21-09 01:55 PM   #29 
     - ...And the union don't mind, If we take a little time, And we leave it all behind and sing....  AlphaCentauri   Jul-21-09 02:05 PM   #31 
  - I'm hoping Jackson socked it to the repukes big time. Isn't it just like them to steal  wordpix2   Jul-21-09 03:23 PM   #36 
  - OK. You don't always have to get the permission of either the artist or the  No Elephants   Jul-21-09 03:36 PM   #41 
     - Lol... From the article, it actually helped Obama.  cureautismnow   Jul-21-09 04:20 PM   #42 

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