Gestern Abend performten u.a. die Foo Fighters ♥ auf dem Parteitag der Demokraten, um Obama beim Wahlkampf zu unterstützen. Das ist toll und das seht Ihr hier:
In 2008, the Foo Fighters criticized the campaign of Republican presidential candidate John McCain for using their song at rallies without their permission.
Foo Fighters responded to the incident saying: „It’s frustrating and infuriating that someone who claims to speak for the American people would repeatedly show such little respect for creativity and intellectual property. . . The saddest thing about this is that ‚My Hero‘ was written as a celebration of the common man and his extraordinary potential. To have it appropriated without our knowledge and used in a manner that perverts the original sentiment of the lyric just tarnishes the song.“
The McCain campaign has noted that the song was used properly under blanket licensing (which does not require the artist’s permission), and all proper royalties were paid.