YET, they claim they know how to run a “business”.
Is it just me or does it seem like every time we turn around, another Republican candidate is being slapped with a copyright infringement suit? What is up with this? Do they, like, not understand the basics of copyright?
The grand old tradition started back in the 80′s when Ronald Reagan bravely invoked “Born in the U.S.A.”, which was no bueno to Mr. Springsteen.
Bobby McFerrin demanded George H.W. Bush stop using “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”.
Bob Dole used “Dole Man,” a clever reworking of “Soul Man” and Isaac Hayes was no bueno.
George W. Bush used Orleans’ “Still The One”; composer/Rep. John Hall, D-NY demands it stop.
John McCain just couldn’t get the hang of copyright law.John Mellencamp demanded John McCain cease using “Our Country”; Tom Petty demanded John McCain stop using “I Won’t Back Down”. Jackson Browne sued the Ohio Republican Party for using the song “Running on Empty” in a campaign ad for John McCain.
Monstrous Minority Whip Eric Cantor was told to cease and desist by Aerosmith for his use of “Back in the Saddle” to declare that “The House GOP is back” thanks to the party’s unanimous opposition to the stimulus.
The Chicago musician who composed the classic rock song “Eye of the Tiger” sued GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich for using the song without permission.
2012 GOP Presidential candidates Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich, were all sued for patent infringement related to some of their activities on Facebook by a Medical Doctor communication website EveryMD.com,
Sharron Angle was sued by Las Vegas-based Righthaven LLC who accused the Nevada Republican Senate nominee/psychopath of violating copyright laws by posting two newspapers stories in their entirety on her campaign website.
David Byrne, onetime singer of Talking Heads, sued former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist for using “Road to Nowhere” in a campaign ad.
Singer/rapper K’Naan invoked trademark law when he asked Romney’s campaign to stop using the song “Wavin’ Flag” at Romney’s events.
The “Heart” ladies demanded Sarah Palin’s cease and desist in using their song “Barracuda”.
Now I ask. Are these people reallt THAT stupid (rhetorical), OR, just sociopathic criminals who don’t give a shit (rhetorical)?