Trump has a collection of letters from Aerosmith. They are not fan letters but cease-and-desist communications.
Steven Tyler, Aerosmith lead singer, recently sent the latest cease-and-desist letter to Donald Trump requesting to stop playing the band’s hit song “Livin’ On The Edge” at campaign events.
Trump and his campaign managers have been accused several times by several others of using songs without the artists’ permissions.
This is a delicate matter. Artists and composers may not want to associate their creations with a political figure or party, especially the disastrous presidency of The Donald.
Tyler’s lawyers stated: “Mr. Trump is creating the false impression that our client has given his consent for the use of his music, and even that he endorses the presidency of Mr. Trump…Mr. Trump does not have any right to use the name, image, voice or likeness of our client, without his express written permission.”
Steven Tyler is not the only artist who had sent this C&D letters to The Donald. Trump’s campaign has received letters from Neil Young for the use of “Rockin’ in the Free World,” and Brian May for playing “We are the Champions”, from the legendary Queen, in 2016.
This is a good example of intellectual property infringement and the authors taken action in response. Creators have the right to deny the use of their creations to others and being compensated for its use.
Composers cannot afford to relent their rights no matter if the violator is the President of the United States.
Nobody is above the law.
If your rights as a composer, creator or inventor have been violated, seek professional help from an expert Intellectual Property Attorney. Marcos E. Garciaacosta, Esq. has been defending the rights of composers, and other creators, restituting their rights.
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