Posted in music on July 21, 2009


Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne has resolved his lawsuit against the Ohio Republican Party ("ORP"), the Republican National Committee ("RNC") and Senator John McCain. The lawsuit arose from a web campaign video produced by the ORP in support of Senator McCain's campaign for President of the United States which incorporated portions of the song Running On Empty, a song written and recorded by Mr. Browne.....

....The ORP, RNC and Senator McCain issued the following statement: "We apologize that a portion of the Jackson Browne song 'Running On Empty' was used without permission. Although Senator McCain had no knowledge of, or involvement in, the creation or distribution of the web campaign video, Senator McCain does not support or condone any actions taken by anyone involved in his 2008 presidential election campaign that were inconsistent with artists' rights or the various legal protections afforded to intellectual property. The ORP, RNC and Senator McCain pledge in future election campaigns to respect and uphold the rights of artists and to obtain permissions and/or licenses for copyrighted works where appropriate." [PR Newswire]

Jackson Browne plays Prospect Park in Brooklyn tonight (7/21)



Comments (6)

Running on MEHpty

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 6:37 PM

deMEHcrats and repubMEHcans

Posted by hipster replacement | July 21, 2009 9:46 PM

I was totally expecting John Mehcain, but that would've been too Obvious Mr. Smarty Pants.

Posted by Rw | July 21, 2009 9:47 PM

Democrats, LOL

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2009 1:43 AM

Don't worry, the amount that Browne would've sued McCain for would've only be worth about a quarter as much as it is today a year from now with all the money Obama is having the Federal Reserve print in order for him to fulfill all of his promises and solve all the world's problems!

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2009 1:45 AM

There are some weird ass comments on here sometimes, that's for sure.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2009 9:35 AM

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