The Jackson Browne vs. John McCain feud is over with. Last year during the President election, the McCain campaign used “Running On Empty” without Browne’s permission. Browne filed lawsuit against McCain and the Republican party. They admitted they were wrong, they apologized to Jackson Browne, and promised they will never use any of his songs in the future.
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Respecting copyright is very important in the music industry. Music fans may not fully understand copyright yet, but even greedy politicians don’t even understand it.
If you own your music and if someone uses it without permission, you have the right to control it how you wish.