Rush Claims Paul Violated Music Copyright

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The Canadian rock band Rush has sent a letter to U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul, saying his campaign is violating copyright laws by playing music without permission.

Paul campaign manager Jesse Benton confirmed Wednesday that he had received the letter. He called it a non-issue.

The Courier-Journal of Louisville reported that Rush's attorney, Robert Farmer of Toronto, had sent the letter to the Paul campaign. Farmer told the newspaper his objection is not political.

The Paul campaign had used one song by Rush, which was founded in the late 1960s, at a rally in Kentucky and another song as background in a fundraising video.

Such flaps between politicians and professional musicians aren't uncommon.


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