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Should politicians be required to ask an artist’s permission before using his or her song during a campaign?

LegalZoom 2012/02/01 01:05:31
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According to a Chicago songwriter, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is using the 1982 song “Eye of the Tiger” without permission, and he’d like him to stop. Read more...

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  • Fenabarb 2012/03/16 10:10:15
    Yes
    Fenabarb
    Eye of the Tiger "COME-ON" how old hat
  • Keichi Morisato 2012/02/12 06:13:14
    Yes
    Keichi Morisato
    we had to have permission to have our laughing baby on youtube, they should be treated as much as we are.
  • Che Guevara - Hero 2012/02/01 12:08:12
    Yes
    Che Guevara - Hero
    Yes, it is their property.
  • reaper 2012/02/01 10:03:00
    Yes
    reaper
    well this I would say would be a case of fair use but still think it would be a good idea to ask the band first because things could be taken the wrong way. like how bachmann played american girl from tom petty when it would of been better if she knew what the song was about.
  • sjalan 2012/02/01 07:37:25
    Yes
    sjalan
    They want to pass anti-priracy laws then they need to abide by the principle of the law.
  • dallasjoe 2012/02/01 06:22:56
    Yes
    dallasjoe
    The song is their Property
  • mich52 2012/02/01 05:43:38 (edited)
  • #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT... 2012/02/01 04:48:39
    Yes
    #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT CONS
    +1
    It's copyright infringement & it's against the law. Newt can be dragged into court & have heavy fines levied against him.
  • Blair C 2012/02/01 02:44:52
    Yes
    Blair C
    +1
    The songwriter made the song so he/she should get a say in how the song is used
  • Peewee ~PWCM~JLA 2012/02/01 02:28:38
    Yes
    Peewee ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    It's intellectual property covered by a copyright.
  • ppk007@cfl.rr.com 2012/02/01 01:51:41
    Yes
    ppk007@cfl.rr.com
  • Philo-Publius 2012/02/01 01:50:59
    No
    Philo-Publius
  • ★~DoctorWhoGuru~★ 2012/02/01 01:38:30
    Yes
    ★~DoctorWhoGuru~★
  • The Sane One 2012/02/01 01:20:29
    Yes
    The Sane One
    +3
    Yes, they should. And prominent politicians DO know better.

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