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Talking Heads' David Byrne sues Charlie Crist campaign for $1 million

Cristfrown First Steve Miller, demands that Marco Rubio stop using his classic hit, Take the Money and Run, in a Web ad Byrne bashing Charlie Crist. Now Billboard reports that David Byrne is going after Crist for a Web ad bashing Rubio:

David Byrne is suing the governor of Florida, alleging that he used the Talking Heads' 1985 single "Road to Nowhere" without permission or proper licenses.

Byrne is seeking $1 million in damages from Gov. Charlie Crist, who's also Florida's former Attorney General, and his senatorial campaign for use of the song earlier this year in a website and YouTube ad attacking his then-Republican primary opponent, Marco Rubio. Crist has since changed his campaign and is running as an independent candidate.


-- Adam C. Smith