Wednesday, May 26, 2010

You've Been Byrne'd, Florida

This is Byrne's "I'm gonna sue you" face.

Oh, politicians. They think music is a free for all and use any song they want liberally to cater to their advertising campaigns. Most recently, Florida Governor Charlie Christ used Talking Heads song "Road to Nowhere" in his campaign. David Byrne got wind of this and is now suing the Florida politician for copyright infringement for an estimated $1 million.

"In my opinion the damage had already been done by it being out there. People that I knew had seen (the ad), so it had gotten around … [The suit] is not about politics … It’s about copyright and about the fact that it does imply that I would have licensed it and endorsed him and whatever he stands for." - David Byrne

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