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Jackson Browne v. John McCain - Heading to Trial?
Washington post ^ | By Mary Ann Akers | February 23, 2009; 12:40 PM ET

Posted on 02/23/2009 8:16:45 PM PST by Perdogg

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is not out of the woods on one pending legal matter involving his presidential campaign.

A federal district court in Los Angeles over the weekend declined to dismiss singer Jackson Browne's lawsuit against the senator and the Republican National Committee for the unauthorized use of his song "Running On Empty" in a political Web video.

Browne, an outspoken liberal, sued McCain, the RNC and the Ohio Republican Party for copyright infringement last August after the state party used his famous song in an online video promoting McCain's presidential candidacy.

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1 posted on 02/23/2009 8:16:45 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: Chet 99; DesertRhino; ExTexasRedhead; Frantzie; GOP_Lady; HamiltonJay; impeachedrapist; ...

ping


2 posted on 02/23/2009 8:17:26 PM PST by Perdogg (Only the hypnotized never lie)
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To: Perdogg

Since ol Jackson hasn’t made a decent selling record in 20 years, I guess any publicity is good.


3 posted on 02/23/2009 8:18:10 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Perdogg

My wallet is “runnin on empty” when it comes to Browne’s records.

What poor business judgment these “entertainers” have.


4 posted on 02/23/2009 8:20:35 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Perdogg
Browne is desperately trying to regain a modicum of relevance. Isn't he the guy who beat up his one-time girlfriend, Daryl Hanna?

Maybe someone can lake a link for this pic: http://www.tvguide.com/images/pgimg/daryl_hannah02.jpg

5 posted on 02/23/2009 8:21:14 PM PST by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: PackerBoy

6 posted on 02/23/2009 8:22:13 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Perdogg

Jackson Browne. His stuff pretty well stinks, doesn’t it?


7 posted on 02/23/2009 8:22:54 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The inmates are now officially running the asylum.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

When Jackson Browne says, "I'd Hit It", he really means it.

8 posted on 02/23/2009 8:24:27 PM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Dude, the blonde looks like a tranny.


9 posted on 02/23/2009 8:25:40 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Actually Browne played a big role in many of the Eagles hits from years ago not to mention a slew of great records himself.


10 posted on 02/23/2009 8:26:28 PM PST by superfries
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To: pissant
I feel like suing McCain too. Obama = irreparable damages.
11 posted on 02/23/2009 8:26:30 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The inmates are now officially running the asylum.)
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To: Perdogg

It’s time for all Republicans to treat John McCain the way he treats conservatives, by defending the liberal scum that John so desperately wants to defend. So, in that spirit, I must say:

Jackson Brown is a wonderful American. For John to abuse his intellectual property this way is inexcusable. We will simply not be a part of the hate rhetoric that Mr. McCain chooses to display.


12 posted on 02/23/2009 8:26:53 PM PST by farmer18th (If I weren't so extremely intelligent, people would mistake me for George Clooney)
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To: PackerBoy

Just because he and the Eagles are bleeding hearts doesn’t mean they didn’t make great music in their time. Saying he is irrelevant now is like saying Sinatra is irrelevant now. It’s true, but irrelevant....lol


13 posted on 02/23/2009 8:26:57 PM PST by superfries
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

LOL. Can we sue the GOP for nominating the lemon too?


14 posted on 02/23/2009 8:28:18 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: superfries

What has he written/sung recently? I have not heard his name for years.


15 posted on 02/23/2009 8:28:25 PM PST by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: farmer18th

why not, “McCain scewed up and let this be a lesson to those who want to run a campaign”. Why does it have to be a defense of anyone? Why not just acknowledge the mistake and realize they screwed up?


16 posted on 02/23/2009 8:29:15 PM PST by superfries
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To: PackerBoy

I couldn’t tell you. I don’t follow him close enough to know. But, I’m sure it’s better than the crap I get in the radio these days. No story tellers anymore.


17 posted on 02/23/2009 8:32:56 PM PST by superfries
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To: Perdogg

Big Deal. It’ll probably get ruled as fair use, lots of precedent, I’s guess this is more about Browne acting like the yappy little dog and showing his lib colors.

He ought to shut up and sing, but I don’t think he’s done anything in the last 30 years that anyone really cares to hear.


18 posted on 02/23/2009 8:34:27 PM PST by bigbob (-)
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To: randomhero97

Although this gentleman prefers brunettes, Daryl Hannah has a goddess body.


19 posted on 02/23/2009 8:35:50 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Perdogg

This dorks song can be downloaded here.
http://www.newzleech.com/?p=3930615


20 posted on 02/23/2009 8:38:55 PM PST by Bobalu (McCain has been proven to be the rino flop I always thought he was.)
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To: Perdogg

Does he still beat his girl friends?


21 posted on 02/23/2009 8:40:01 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: fieldmarshaldj; randomhero97
Although this gentleman prefers brunettes, Daryl Hannah has a goddess body.

All 5'10" of her. Keep your hands off; she's mine!

22 posted on 02/23/2009 8:41:14 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: superfries
Just because he and the Eagles are bleeding hearts doesn’t mean they didn’t make great music in their time.

John Gacy was a pretty good carpenter... and I read he was good at drawing clowns... before he was executed for murdering at least 32 young boys.
If you consider abortion alone, Liberal thinking has caused more damage to humankind than even John Gacy.
Sometimes your present performance can overshadow your past.

23 posted on 02/23/2009 8:49:18 PM PST by The Brush
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To: Perdogg

The libs can have Jackson Browne. I’ll take Johnny Ramone and Ted Nugent any day.


24 posted on 02/23/2009 8:56:33 PM PST by dancusa (Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.)
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To: superfries

Hate to say it BUT

I would take Jackson Browne’s music over Ted Nugent’s music more than I would take Nugent’s politics over Browne’s politics ...


25 posted on 02/23/2009 8:58:47 PM PST by Seajay (Ordem e Progresso)
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To: Perdogg

In retrospect,a fitting song for mcnutts part of the campaign.Palin was the only bright part of the ticket.


26 posted on 02/23/2009 8:59:32 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: farmer18th

Beautiful.


27 posted on 02/23/2009 9:01:33 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: Perdogg
LOL! Why would he get upset? It probably sold more albums than he's been able to sell in years, otherwise.

SirKit and I went to see him in concert, back in 1974, when he was first getting started in the music world. If I remember correctly, tickets were less than a dollar, and the concert was at the National Guard Armory in Mobile AL.

28 posted on 02/23/2009 9:48:04 PM PST by SuziQ
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Another AH coming out of the woodwork.


29 posted on 02/23/2009 10:33:48 PM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Perdogg

Just for that I’m gonna find a torrent for your song Browne.

No wait I won’t, because you suck.


30 posted on 02/24/2009 3:14:08 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

All downhill after Doctor My Eyes.


31 posted on 02/24/2009 3:20:07 AM PST by John W
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To: Perdogg

Unfortunately, McInsane was running on empty.


32 posted on 02/24/2009 3:23:15 AM PST by jslade (People who are easily offended......OFFEND ME!)
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To: Perdogg

This is crap, I’m sure the RNC paid the fees, this song is listed in the catalogue, so all they had to do was use it an pay the fees for it. Brown didn’t like it, now trying to cause a stir, but I really doubt the RNC used the song without paying the fees.


33 posted on 02/24/2009 6:40:13 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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