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(Jackson) Browne: You Should Know, I'm Not Team McCain!
TMZ ^ | 8/14/08 | staff

Posted on 08/14/2008 12:51:51 PM PDT by pissant

Guess elephants have some serious short-term memory issues! Everyone knows singer Jackson Browne is a serious liberal, everyone except, apparently, John McCain. Now Browne is fighting mad and has filed suit against McCain and his party, alleging they falsely suggested he was on their side.

Browne claims the GOP used his epic hit "Running on Empty" in an ad for McCain without his permission, adding that the ad mocks Barack Obama, which Browne ain't none too happy about.

The suit wants the ad to stop running -- STAT -- and is seeking damages. Browne's lawyer Lawrence Iser says this ain't the first time McCain has done this -- he did it with ABBA's "Take a Chance on Me" and well-known Democrat John Mellencamp's song "Pink Houses." Iser says "In light of Jackson Browne's lifelong commitment to Democratic ideals and political candidates, the misappropriation of Jackson Browne's endorsement is entirely reprehensible."

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: cheeseeating; electionads; jacksonbrowne; mccain; nonukes; obamabootlicker; runningonempty; silentoniransnukes; surrendermonkeys
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Jackson, sure glad those "No Nukes" concerts you had to unilaterally disarm the USA in the 1980s worked out so well for you.
1 posted on 08/14/2008 12:51:52 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Jackson Browne Sues McCain Over Song Usage

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003839205


2 posted on 08/14/2008 12:52:41 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Is that song not in public domain after ALL these years?


3 posted on 08/14/2008 12:53:05 PM PDT by doodad
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To: pissant

Dang, and just as McCain was about to rake in the millions of votes the coveted Jackson Browne endorsement would have brought him!


4 posted on 08/14/2008 12:57:00 PM PDT by WrightOnTarget
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To: pissant

Assuming McCain’s campaign went through the appropriate licensing channels, I don’t see what Jackson’s got to complain about.


5 posted on 08/14/2008 12:57:59 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: pissant

Jackson Browne? Wasnt’ he charged with domestic violence or beating up Daryl Hannah some year ago?


6 posted on 08/14/2008 12:58:57 PM PDT by no dems ("Extremism in the defense of Liberty is no vice...." Barry Goldwater)
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To: pissant

I used to really like his music but discovering his support for Code Pink and his living in Spain while making big $’s in US free market capitalism, he’s just another dispicable liberal/communist.


7 posted on 08/14/2008 12:59:12 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: pissant

I remember old Jackson getting busted for demostrating one day out in front of the Diablo Canyon Nuke Plant in SoCal. He was oveheard telling the cop, as he clapped the cuffs on, “careful of the wrists.”

Poor Jackson, he’s made millions, and he loathes his country.

Good Lord.


8 posted on 08/14/2008 12:59:51 PM PDT by RexBeach ("Americans never quit!" Douglas MacArthur)
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To: pissant

Why would the McCain Team use his music w/o his permisson? Isn’t that illegal? If so, they’re kinda stupid; if not, bite me Jackson.


9 posted on 08/14/2008 1:00:00 PM PDT by no dems ("Extremism in the defense of Liberty is no vice...." Barry Goldwater)
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To: pissant

I forget, did he beat up Darryl Hannah or did she beat him up? Or was it all a 100% false story from the Enquirer?


10 posted on 08/14/2008 1:00:29 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: pissant

What’s this “ain’t” stuff?

And who is Jackson Browne anyway? Never like his music.


11 posted on 08/14/2008 1:00:29 PM PDT by hoe_cake ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." MTwain)
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To: pissant

I don’t understand how that is supposed to be construed as an endorsement. Browne assumes people still care what he thinks...heck people don’t even recognize him.


12 posted on 08/14/2008 1:01:13 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan ("Why can't I be the adorable one?" Dorothy Kilgallen - panelist from "What's My Line?")
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To: doodad
Is that song not in public domain after ALL these years?

"Happy Birthday to You" was copyrighted in 1935 and will pass into the public domain in 2030. "Running on Empty" was written in 1977. Besides, using Jackson Browne's own recording of the song can't be done without permission even if the words and music themselves enter the public domain.
13 posted on 08/14/2008 1:01:19 PM PDT by drjimmy
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To: pissant
It's OK Browne, we know who the Cool Cat really is.
14 posted on 08/14/2008 1:01:45 PM PDT by mnehring (http://www.heyobamababy.com/obama_baby_cool_cat.htm)
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To: no dems

You’ve hit on something there...why WOULD the McCain team want to use this loser’s music anyway.

Somebody’s not thinking here... .


15 posted on 08/14/2008 1:01:55 PM PDT by hoe_cake ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." MTwain)
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To: no dems

yes...one liberal sissy who wasn’t even born in America yet whines like a child at every turn about our nation, beat the crap out of another liberal sissy....

I heard he jumped hannah from behind otherwise she would’ve kicked his butt.....


16 posted on 08/14/2008 1:02:40 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: what_not2007

FANTASTIC musician.

Piss poor at politics.


17 posted on 08/14/2008 1:03:42 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: what_not2007

You’ve hit on something there...why WOULD the McCain team want to use this loser’s music anyway
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Maybe because the song aptly describes Obama’s campaign? Get it? Runnin’ on empty?


18 posted on 08/14/2008 1:03:59 PM PDT by dmz
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To: pissant

Why the hell would someone choose “Running on Empty” as their campaign theme song? Do you really want folks to make that association? John McCain - Running on Empty


19 posted on 08/14/2008 1:04:11 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: pissant

Jackson Browne. Hmmm. I thought he died years ago. Oh, wait, that was his career . . . .


20 posted on 08/14/2008 1:04:29 PM PDT by surely_you_jest ( Obamarrhoids are a pain in the ass . . . .)
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To: theDentist

It was in an anti-obama ad, I think


21 posted on 08/14/2008 1:04:49 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

What more do we need to know about Browne?

Artist Dianna Cohen,

singer-songwriter Jackson Browne,

Code Pink Co-founder Jodie Evans and

actress-writer Mia Kirshner attend Von Dutch Originals &
Operation USA's Awareness Event For Burma
on May 16, 2008 at a Private Residence in Beverly Hills





22 posted on 08/14/2008 1:05:43 PM PDT by Son House ( [ ]Obama=>LoseBothWars/Raise Taxes [X]McCain=>WinBothWars/CutPorkBarrelSpending)
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To: BubbaBasher

Ping.


23 posted on 08/14/2008 1:06:29 PM PDT by Interesting Times (Swiftboating, you say? Check out ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: God luvs America
...one liberal sissy who wasn’t even born in America...

I guess McCain thought they were kindred spirits, since both he and Browne were born outside the country because their father was in the military. ;>}
24 posted on 08/14/2008 1:06:51 PM PDT by drjimmy
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To: God luvs America
...wasn’t even born in America...

Actually, Browne was born in Germany to when his father was stationed there as an American serviceman just as John McCain was born in Panama when his father was serving there.

Thus, Browne is just as much an American citizen as you or I or McCain.

25 posted on 08/14/2008 1:07:47 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: RexBeach

Poor Jackson, he’s made millions, and he loathes his country.

Poor Jackson, he’s made millions, and he loathes us.


26 posted on 08/14/2008 1:07:49 PM PDT by Son House ( [ ]Obama=>LoseBothWars/Raise Taxes [X]McCain=>WinBothWars/CutPorkBarrelSpending)
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To: Son House

He looks like he’s had some bad plastic surgery.


27 posted on 08/14/2008 1:08:13 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: what_not2007

I wondered the same thing. I suppose this is newspeak—we don’t need no stinkin’ grammar—
*sigh*
susie


28 posted on 08/14/2008 1:08:19 PM PDT by brytlea (Obama--Jimmy Carter's Second Term)
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To: pissant

“Last night I watched the news from Washington, the capitol
The Russians escaped while we weren’t watching them, like Russians do
Now we’ve got all this room, we’ve even got the moon
And I hear the U.S.S.R. will be open soon
As vacation land for lawyers in love”


29 posted on 08/14/2008 1:09:04 PM PDT by redstateconfidential (A man who lets his friends down, is no man at all.)
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To: pissant
I never heard of this joker. I guess he's some kind of icon because his career spanned some 30 years. He must really be a hotshot. Ask the next hundred people you meet if they know who he is.

I'll bet the big crowds and big bucks aren't there for him any more....that's when the over-the-hill liberal big-mouth entertainers usually start lashing out at something or other related to politics.

Leni

30 posted on 08/14/2008 1:09:38 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Stay Home in Nov & Vote for Obama-ization, More Regulation, Taxation, Litigation and Ginsburgization)
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To: pissant

Ah, Jackson Browne, woman beater. Nice to hear from him.


31 posted on 08/14/2008 1:10:37 PM PDT by hershey
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To: no dems

Jackson Browne is a member of ASCAP. Anyone can play any of his songs as long as they pay the royalties to ASCAP. It would be ridiculous if everyone who played a song at an event had to get written permission from the artist and performers. As long as McCain doesn’t use it in a commercial, there’s nothing Browne can do but complain.


32 posted on 08/14/2008 1:10:43 PM PDT by Hugin (Mecca delenda est!)
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To: Numbers Guy
...did he beat up Darryl Hannah or did she beat him up?

Hard to say , his women usually just kill themselves . Kinda like Ariana turning her husband gay .

33 posted on 08/14/2008 1:11:06 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know)
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To: drjimmy

Thanks.


34 posted on 08/14/2008 1:14:10 PM PDT by doodad
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To: drjimmy

The current term of a copyright is for the life of the writer plus 50 years, I believe. I don’t know who owns or controls Jackson Browne’s copyrights, but it is entirely possible that this is a licensed use where the entity who does control that copyright granted it. It could be that Browne just personally doesn’t like it, but if he doesn’t control the copyright, I don’t think he can do much except complain. I’m sure he’ll still cash the check for his portion of the licensing fee, though.


35 posted on 08/14/2008 1:14:48 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Son House

He’s had work done - looks plastic.


36 posted on 08/14/2008 1:16:26 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: brytlea

don’t need no stinkin’ grammar...

BUT WAIT! The author makes up for his idiot writing by using big words...oooh, oooh, look...words like “misappropriation” and “reprehensible.”

Oh, wait a sec...those weren’t the author’s words, just quotes.

For a moment there I thought I could give the author credit for something.

Nevermind.


37 posted on 08/14/2008 1:18:07 PM PDT by hoe_cake ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." MTwain)
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To: brytlea

don’t need no stinkin’ grammar...

BUT WAIT! The author makes up for his idiot writing by using big words...oooh, oooh, look...words like “misappropriation” and “reprehensible.”

Oh, wait a sec...those weren’t the author’s words, just quotes.

For a moment there I thought I could give the author credit for something.

Nevermind.


38 posted on 08/14/2008 1:18:10 PM PDT by hoe_cake ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." MTwain)
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To: what_not2007

double post, what_not, dummy. oops.


39 posted on 08/14/2008 1:19:18 PM PDT by hoe_cake ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." MTwain)
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To: pissant
Has Jackson taken some time off from beating women?
40 posted on 08/14/2008 1:20:27 PM PDT by angcat (Obama is Pimping Bushs ride)
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To: MinuteGal

Now I have to step in. Anyone growing up in the 70’s knows Browne. He was an icon and every girl had a crush on him. Untik,of course, he opened his mouth. I saw him in concert many timesd in the day. Just because you never heard og him does not make him irrelevant. I hope McCain did thing legally correct. If I wrote songs and one of my signature songs was being used by a political nemesis I would be angry as well,


41 posted on 08/14/2008 1:21:00 PM PDT by Hildy (You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.)
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To: pissant

Uhhh Jackson, its called paradoy. You may win, but sheesh call ASCAP about your royalties.


42 posted on 08/14/2008 1:21:00 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: Emmett McCarthy

http://www.pdinfo.com/copyrt.htm

The above site say’s:
* Works created after 1/1/1978 - life of the longest surviving author plus 70 years - earliest possible PD date is 1/1/2048
* Works registered before 1/1/1978 - 95 years from the date copyright was secured.
* Works registered before 1/1/1923 - Copyright protection for 75 years has expired and these works are in the public domain.


43 posted on 08/14/2008 1:21:52 PM PDT by GloriaJane (http://www.download.com/gloriajane)
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To: pissant

Browne apparently doesn’t want to lose his fan.


44 posted on 08/14/2008 1:21:56 PM PDT by Doohickey (Wingnut: A small, dense object that spins easily (See: Obama, Barack))
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To: pissant

McCain’s people should know that music is copyrighted and you just can’t use it because you feel like it.


45 posted on 08/14/2008 1:23:19 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: pissant

Ah, the pissy liberal rocker is mad. Somebody is playing with his toy!!!! blah,blah, blah, just go do some cocaine with your buddy obama and sing while you stay out of politics.


46 posted on 08/14/2008 1:24:22 PM PDT by onlylewis (libs want a two class system, one rich one poor)
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To: Hildy

Jackson - just shut up and sing.


47 posted on 08/14/2008 1:25:03 PM PDT by auboy (Men who cannot deceive others are very often successful at deceiving themselves. Samuel Johnson)
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To: doodad

Nope. Life of the author plus 75 years (with some exceptions)


48 posted on 08/14/2008 1:25:33 PM PDT by jagusafr ("Bugs, Mr. Rico! Zillions of 'em!" - Robert Heinlein)
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To: FlipWilson
call ASCAP about your royalties

I am assuming McCain's ad agency paid the ASCAP royalty, which would explain why Browne's lawyer emphasizes the invasion of privacy angle over the copyright issue.

49 posted on 08/14/2008 1:28:20 PM PDT by colorado tanker (Number nine, number nine, number nine . . .)
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To: pissant

Hannity just said it’s NOT a McCain add!


50 posted on 08/14/2008 1:30:13 PM PDT by GloriaJane (http://www.download.com/gloriajane)
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