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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Saddle Sore

By Keith R. Schmitz

Once again another Republican gets the wrists slapped for unauthorized music use.

This time it is GOP Congressional Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA), the southern version of Pompadour Paul Ryan.

Cantor released a music video last week using Aerosmith's "Back in the Saddle" to definitively announce "The House GOP is back" because of his party's unanimous opposition to the stimulus.

Cantor's clip has since been pulled from YouTube after a copyright infringement claim filed by Stage Three Music, which owns the rights to the song.

This of course, is not the first time off the GOP being too clever by half and paying for it. If you recall last year the Wilson sisters got ticked when Sarah Palin used Barracuda at rallies. There are many other instances.

For a party that prides itself on being business experts, they seem to know precious little about copyright laws.

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