Talking Heads’ David Byrne isn’t taking opportunistic Florida Governor Charlie Crist to the river, but he is taking him to the woodshed (Come ON. I had to) after Crist misappropriated Byrne’s music for website and Youtube ads against Marco Rubio:
Byrne is seeking $1 million in damages from Gov. Charlie Crist, who’s also Florida’s former Attorney General, and his senatorial campaign for use of the song earlier this year in a website and YouTube ad attacking his then-Republican primary opponent, Marco Rubio. Crist has since changed his campaign and is running as an independent candidate.
Bottom line: don’t use intellectual property that isn’t yours.