Lawyers in Love. . . With Intellectual Property Laws

Jackson Browne (above, wearing a tee in protest of the construction of Diablo Canyon Power Plant, circa 1982, looking pretty darn d-r-e-a-m-y if you ask me) has just filed a suit against the Republican Party and John McCain's campaign for their unauthorized use of his songs during McCain events:

"In light of Jackson Browne's lifelong commitment to Democratic ideals and political candidates, the misappropriation of Jackson Browne's endorsement is entirely reprehensible, and I have no doubt that a jury will agree."

Check out the full article here.

Just who does McCain think he is? You can't go using other people's art willy nilly to support your own crazy quests. Especially people who so vehemently oppose everything for which you and your party stand, and have a long history of voicing said opposition!

And is it not more than a little ironic that McCain chose "Running on Empty?" I mean, really? Even if he was using it against Obama, it still seems sort of hilarious that McCain would utilize a song in which lyrics read:

"Running on - running on empty
Running on - running blind
Running on - running into the sun
But I'm running behind"


Anonymous said...

I had the exact thought on the selection of these particular lyrics by McCain's delegated hipster who must have been charged with bringing his appeal to "the kids" -- or if not "the kids" at east the 40 and 50 something PT Cruiser driving set who would ordinarily be voting the other way. What's more fitting than a guy who plans to pick up where W. leaves off running on empty and running blind ? Did McCain's crew ever hear the one about people in glass houses with no glass coverage throwing stones ? Great work !

enc said...


I'd hit the ceiling if I were Jackson Browne. It looks like he did, in his own way.

He'd better win that suit.

Mary Lee said...

Thanks for starting my morning with a good laugh and a rousing cheer. Laughing at Doofus McCain, and cheering for Jackson Browne.