RUSH Says RAND PAUL Campaign Has No Right To Play Its Songs

James R. Carroll of Courier-Journal.com reports that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul has been using the music of the Canadian rock trio RUSH without the band's permission, according to RUSH's attorney, Robert Farmer.


In Web ads and at campaign appearances, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul sometimes has called on the music of the band RUSH to give his message a little pop.

Farmer, general counsel for the Anthem Entertainment Group Inc. in Toronto, which is RUSH's record label, has sent a letter to Paul campaign officials informing them that they have violated copyright laws — and urging them to stop.

"This is not a political issue — this is a copyright issue," Farmer said in an interview. "We would do this no matter who it is."

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