Neil Young Sues Donald Trump for Copyright Infringement
Neil Young is suing Donald Trump for using his music on the campaign trail.
This week, the music legend filed a copyright infringement lawsuit for $150,000 in damages for each infringement, according to the Associated Press.
Specifically, Neil took issue with his songs like “Rockin’ in the Free World” and “Devil’s Sidewalk” being used at campaign events.
Neil shared the complaint on his website, which said he “in good conscience cannot allow his music to be used as a ‘theme song’ for a divisive, un-American campaign of ignorance and hate.”
He also says that he has spoken publicly against his music being used at political events since June 2015, when Trump, played “Rockin’ in the Free World” at his event to announce his run for the presidency.
Furthermore, Neil alleged that organizers never obtained licenses to use the music.
“This complaint is not intended to disrespect the rights and opinions of American citizens, who are free to support the candidate of their choosing,” he clarified in the filing.
Oh snap! When Neil Young is suing you, you know you’re in trouble.