Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ha!

Not a widely reported story, and one I feel a lil conflicted about for various reasons...
But boy it is funny.
Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist made a boo boo in his campaign for US Senate, he used the Talking Heads track "Road to Nowhere" in a campaign ad; without David Byrne's permission. So he got sued. The video below is part of the settlement...



Now I can't imagine his campaign committee was so naive to think they could just use whatever song they like and not have to ask for permission; not the first time this has happened in a high profile political race. So we have another member of the US political class basically thinking rules don't apply to him, and I'm sure Crist would be the first person to champion a Record Label's attempt to sue a teenager for a six figure sum for one or two downloaded songs...