Canadian rock band Rush has sent a letter to Kentucky U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul, stating his campaign is violating copyright laws by playing Rush music without permission.
Louisville news reported that Rush’s attorney sent the letter to the Paul campaign, asking the senator candidate to stop using the music.
“This is not a political issue — this is a copyright issue,” Rush attorney told the newspaper. “We would do this no matter who it is.”
The newspaper reported Paul’s campaign used Rush’s The Spirit of Radio, Tom Sawyer and The Trees to motivate a rally in a fundraising video.
Paul also has used a line from The Spirit of Radio in speeches: “Glittering prizes and endless compromises shatter the illusion of integrity”, regarding the government.
Paul is a Right-wing Republican Senatorial Candidate, a favorite of the 2010 the Tea Party movement from Kentucky feels businesses should have a right to ignore the law and discriminate against minorities if they want and he also apparently feels his campaign can ignore copyright law if it wants.
Paul has issues with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans Disabilities Act. He criticized Civil Rights by stating that “had he been in office during debate of bill, he would have tried to change the Legislation. It stifled First Amendment Rights.” Paul was one year old when the Civil Rights bill was passed.