Twitter takes down Trump ad over copyright claim


Twitter removed a campaign ad after they received a copyright claim from a band called LinkinPark.

Campaigns use popular music all the time, and no one asks for the ads to be taken down, but this is a Republican president and he’s fair game.

It would be a shame if you retweeted the tweet below a hundred times a person.

The ad is an excellent and powerful law & order ad. It’s American. That’s really why it had to come down.


That one was taken down, but here’s another copy [we haven’t seen any proof that the President took the song without going through the process]:

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Tim Kuehl
Tim Kuehl
3 years ago

I would bet the Trump campaign paid royalties to use the song and but the rubber band members don’t like Trump so are making a false claim. If they put the music in the hands of ASCAP and somebody pays to use it, that’s the way it is whether the artist(s) like it or not. I remember when fans of Crissie Hynde’s band The Pretenders were livid Rush Limbaugh uses on of their songs as lead in music. There was nothing anybody could do because Rush paid ASCAP for the right to use the music.

Daniel Johnston
Daniel Johnston
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim Kuehl

ASCAP and BMI claim that if the original group or individual complain about someone using their song, the user has to remove it. I don’t know if that is true, but that is what ASCAP and BMI claim. Royalties do not matter according to ASCAP and BMI.