Don Henley Wins Copyright Case Against Senatorial Candidate

donhenley 060610 Don Henley Wins Copyright Case Against Senatorial CandidateA California judge has ruled that Republican senatorial candidate Chuck DeVore violated copyright laws by including new versions of two [lastfm]Don Henley [/lastfm]songs in his campaign materials. DeVore allegedly used rerecorded versions of Henley’s hit singles “The Boys of Summer” and “All She Wants To Do Is Dance” in a YouTube video campaign.

This is the second case in as many months against a senatorial candidate who has illegally used music in a campaign. [lastfm]Talking Heads [/lastfm]frontman [lastfm]David Byrne [/lastfm]has also filed copyright infringement charges against Florida governor Charlie Crist, who reportedly used the song “Road To Nowhere” in a YouTube video without attaining a proper license.

To fight the video’s spread, Byrne enlisted music lawyer Lawrence Iser, who successfully sued John McCain for illegally using a song by [lastfm]Jackson Browne[/lastfm].

“I was fairly astonished that this soon after the settlement of Browne v McCain, yet another politician with national aspirations is doing this again,” Iser said.

Henley is currently back on the road with the [lastfm]Eagles[/lastfm].

Music News Service distributed by Triton Media Group. Copyright © 2010 RTTNEWS. All Rights Reserved.

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