Canadian musician Neil Young has filed a complaint in a US court against Donald Trump’s election campaign for the president’s repeated use of Young’s music at meetings. The musician did not agree to its use, he complained about the violation of the rights already in 2015. He wants 150,000 dollars in compensation from Trump’s campaign, which is about 3.3 million kroner.
According to Canadian rocker Trump, the campaign violates copyright because Young did not agree to the use of his songs. The British BBC informs about it, according to which Trump’s campaign has not yet commented.
The young 74-year-old has repeatedly called on Trump̵
“This complaint is not intended to diminish the rights and opinions of U.S. citizens who are free to support a candidate of their choice,” said the complaint, whose text was published on the musician’s website.
“However, the plaintiff cannot allow her music to be used as a ‘thematic song’ for a divisive, un-American campaign of ignorance and hatred,” the complaint filed with the New York District Court.
Many other musicians have criticized Trump’s presidential campaign for using music without the author’s consent, including Linkin Park and The Rolling Stones, the heirs of musician Tom Petty, singer Elton John and singer Adele.