Legendary musician Neil Young has filed a lawsuit against the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump, due to using his songs on the election campaign without any permission.
In 2015, Donald Trump played the ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’ song of Neil Young after announcing his presidential run, and he played the same song in his 2018 campaign once again.
Moreover, Trump decided to play Neil Young’s ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’ song again alongside with ‘Devil’s Sidewalk,’ at the Tulsa rally. Because of that, Neil started a lawsuit against the president.
In the lawsuit, Neil claimed that Trump didn’t have the license for these songs and played them without any permission and act against the copyright laws. Also, the lawsuit says that Trump ignored Neil despite he knew that license is required.
Here is what lawsuit says:
“The Campaign does not now have, and did not at the time of the Tulsa rally, have a license or Plaintiff’s permission to play the two Songs (Rockin’ in the Free World and Devil’s Sidewalk) at any public political event. Statutory damages in the maximum amount allowed for willful copyright infringement.
The Trump campaign willfully ignored Young, telling it not to play the songs and willfully proceeded to play the songs despite its lack of a license and despite its knowledge that a license is required to do so.
The Campaign issued a statement stating that it had procured a license to do so, thus acknowledging that it knew a license is required.”
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