Neil Young Suing Donald Trump for Using His Music
Neil Young has repeatedly asked the Trump campaign not to use his music, even dating back to Trumps first campaign. After being disregarded and disrespected Neil filed the infringement lawsuit yesterday. Part of the statement read “This complaint is not intended to disrespect the right and opinions of American citizens, who are free to support the candidate of their choosing. However, Plaintiff in good conscience cannot allow his music to be used as a ‘theme song’ for a divisive, un-American campaign of ignorance and hate.”
Here is a video from 2015 of Trump walking out to Neil Youngs "Rockin in the Free World"
Neil is making sure that Trump can no longer use his songs and also demands statutory damages. Often copyright suits against politicians don’t make it all the way to court and settle. The legal process is slow and often the case outlasts the campaign making it somewhat useless. Neil Young is tired of asking and felt he had to do what he could.