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Hard Rockers Demand McCain Stop Using Their Music

McCain's campaign has continually drawn the ire of musicians by using copyrighted material without permission.
 
 
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Throughout the campaign season, Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign has continually drawn the ire of musicians by using their copyrighted material without permission. Now yet another band is complaining. Yesterday, the Foo Fighters issued a statement telling McCain to stop using their song " My Hero":

"The saddest thing about this is that `My Hero' was written as a celebration of the common man and his extraordinary potential," the band said in a statement. " To have it appropriated without our knowledge and used in a manner that perverts the original sentiment of the lyric just tarnishes the song."

As ThinkProgress has previously noted, McCain's continual copyright infringement contradicts his campaign pledge to protect " copyrighted works."

Matt Corley is a Research Associate for The Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress.

 
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