Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Who’s Left?

Add the Foo Fighters to the list of bands who have told the McCain campaign to quit using their music—actually I think they said stop “perverting” and “tarnishing” their music.

“It’s frustrating and infuriating that someone who claims to speak for the American people would repeatedly show such little respect for creativity and intellectual property. The saddest thing about this is that ‘My Hero’ was written as a celebration of the common man and his extraordinary potential,” the Foo Fighters said in a statement. “To have it appropriated without our knowledge and used in a manner that perverts the original sentiment of the lyric just tarnishes the song. We hope that the McCain campaign will do the right thing and stop using our song — and start asking artists’ permission in general!”


Lisa B. said...

Maybe he could use the works of John Philip Sousa.

CPS said...

Ha! I was thinking about the whole age/copyright nexus and wasn't quick enough to get the right placeholder to signify that--you of course nailed it perfectly!