After Republican Congressman Marjorie Taylor Green used her 1999 hit Still-Dre for the soundtrack of her promotional video, Dr. We have succeeded in preventing the use of
in about 2 minutes videoIn the caption, posted on Jan. 9, “It’s time to get started…and they can’t stop what’s about to happen,” the far-right Georgia lawmaker exits his office in slow motion, singing a familiar tune. It features the first note of snoop dog.
Billboard reports that Green’s attorney formally acknowledged a cease-fire letter sent by the musician’s attorney, Howard E. King, on Jan. 9, but did not admit any wrongdoing.
“On behalf of Congressman Greene, I would like to inform you that Ms. Young’s copyright will no longer be used by the political committee or any social media outlets she controls,” the statement said.
Green’s attorneys, anticipating the possibility of Dre pursuing a lawsuit against Green, said their response should not be considered an “admission of fact or waiver of rights or defenses.”
King’s original letter accused Green of “unfairly exploiting”. [Still Dre] Promote through various social media [her] A divisive and hateful political agenda.”
“U.S. copyright law says many things, one of which is that you cannot use someone else’s song to promote a political campaign unless you have permission from the song’s copyright owner. It means you can’t, a step you missed.
On Jan. 10, Dre told TMZ:
Green, a hardline Trump ally who has promoted numerous anti-Semitic, white supremacist and far-right conspiracy theories, was first elected to Congress in 2020. Men and women! “
The video was quickly removed from Twitter after being flagged by the copyright owner.
Green’s initial reaction to its removal was made on Twitter and shared with TMZ, stating: ”