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Monday, 1 November 2004

IPKAT US ELECTION SPECIAL

A US election special from the IPKat. Findlaw reports that George W Bush is in hot water over his use of the 1970s pop song “Still the One” in his election campaign. The writer, John Hall, says that he hasn’t given permission for the song to be used and he and his wife at the time of writing are staunch Democrats. However, his objections aren’t just political. The song has been used in advertising for companies such as Appleby's, Burger King and the ABC network, according to Hall and he’s afraid of losing future licensing opportunities if the song becomes too politicised. As a result of Hall’s objections, the Bush campaign has agreed to stop using the song.

The IPKat says that this goes to show that even the most powerful man in the world isn’t immune from copyright law.

More Bush-related music here, here and here

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