[cc-community] Are political uses non-commercial?
gisle at ifi.uio.no
Sat Jul 4 02:30:29 EDT 2009
Brian Rowe wrote:
> The main issue here is a question of Moral Rights in
> This is tough to license in the US as the US has almost no recognition of
> moral rights and strong exceptions to copyright for political speech.
> a song is used in a political commercial there are more options Jackson
> Brown filed a claim against the McCain
> year for this exact issue. I am not sure what happened with the case,
> although I am skeptical that copyright is the best way to fight political
Here's some updates (from February 2009) on Jackson Browne v. McCain:
The gist is that judge R. Gary Klausner has dismissed McCain's claims that
first amendment and fair-use rules permit the use of the song in a
political context, and therefore allows the case to move forward. It also
says that the hearing hearing to set a schedule for a jury trial will take
place in April 2009. I've not aware of more recent news.
Gisle Hannemyr ( http://hannemyr.com/ )
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