bushchoked at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 3 08:47:52 CST 2004
> "Still The One" has been used in an Applebee's
commercial, ABC Network
broadcasts, and one other I don't remember.
I'm sure they got permission and paid to do so.
> Orleans was asked to perform at a Republican
fundraiser some time ago and I
believe Hall considers himself a democrat, so they
opted NOT to perform.
So the GOP was aware of how he felt about it.
> My point here, is the euphoria. Older folks in
political arenas are moved
by that track.
I understand, but that doesn't give anyone license to
use copyrighted material without permission.
Especially, as I said, someone who is obligated to
uphold the law.
> I also saw George's "Something" lyrically ripping
James Taylor "Something In the Way She Moves" a slight
As George himself said, he walked by a studio where
Taylor was singing the song and was inspired to write
> and some studio pros). Lubie, as covered by the
WHO, gives credit on the CD
to Paul Revere and company.
Right, because it was a "new" song...despite
practically identical music to the original Louie
Louie. Then again, check out Beg Borrow And Steal by
the Rare Breed. Apart from being a great song, the
music could have been lifted directly from Revere's
version of Louie Louie. Love the "Dave Davies" go wild
> Here I agree, that intent is really the way, but
it's hard to draw the line on intent.
In this case, I don't think so. The GOP knew Hall
didn't want them to use the song. And they used it
anyway. And they have a history of trampling on
> and the like, having to
pay is downright stupid (overkill).
But it's the law.
> It's just too bad it has to happen this way..
The way to avoid it would be to be aware before you
take a song without asking. That's pretty easy.
> Make us proud!
Instead America made Osama proud by being successfully
manipulated into voting for the person who will best
further Laden's plans.
"Never underestimate the power of human stupidity."
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