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Trump Video That Used ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Score Removed After Warner Bros. Takes Legal Action (Tr)
Variety ^ | April 10, 2019 | ERIN NYREN

Posted on 04/10/2019 7:44:36 AM PDT by EdnaMode

President Trump’s latest 2020 campaign video was removed from Twitter Tuesday night after Warner Brothers Pictures requested it be taken down due to the use of music from “The Dark Knight Rises'” score in the clip.

“The use of Warner Bros.’ score from ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in the campaign video was unauthorized,” a Warner Brothers spokesperson said in a statement before the removal. “We are working through the appropriate legal channels to have it removed.”

The two-minute video not only utilized Hans Zimmer’s “Why Do We Fall?” from the 2012 threequel, but also shared the font used for the film’s title cards.

“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they call you a racist. Donald J. Trump. Your vote. Proved them all wrong. Trump: The Great Victory. 2020,” declared the video, using the “Dark Knight Rises” font.

The video also attempted to compare Trump’s rise to power with the apparent poor performances of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, as well as Hollywood personalities who have been critical of the president like Amy Schumer and Rosie O’Donnell.

Trump has used pop culture references to promote himself in the past, such as his “Game of Thrones”-style poster bearing the legend “Sanctions Are Coming” — a play on the series’ “Winter Is Coming” catchphrase.

“We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes,” HBO said in a statement at the time, as well as tweeting “How do you say trademark misuse in Dothraki?” from its official Twitter account.

The White House also used a blockbuster-style during Trump’s first meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

At the time of removal, the video had racked up more than 2.3 million views.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chat; darkknightrises; hollywood; trump; trump2020; warnerbros; warnerbrothers
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He'll find even better music next time.
1 posted on 04/10/2019 7:44:36 AM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: EdnaMode

Seems like a pretty cut and dry copyright violation. Why would they do that?


2 posted on 04/10/2019 7:46:38 AM PDT by dead (Our next president is going to be sooooo boring.)
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To: EdnaMode

Huuuge, lovely music!

It’s within their rights to do so. (And they need to because it’d they allow this without comment then courts would find anybody could use the music)


3 posted on 04/10/2019 7:47:19 AM PDT by Skywise
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To: EdnaMode

CNN sister company. What a, um, surprise.


4 posted on 04/10/2019 7:50:13 AM PDT by montag813
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To: dead

Yes, this seems odd. Parodies and all are one thing, but using something without permission in such a manner is distracting. Hopefully a one-off.


5 posted on 04/10/2019 7:50:13 AM PDT by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!)
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To: dead
This may be clear cut but in general the big companies are really aggressively pushing copyright stuff to crazy limits these days. For example, musicians on youtube are now consistently getting their videos of their own original compositions stolen (yes, stolen) by the big music publishers over copyright claims. I say stolen because there is no court that decides, if they complain youtube just assumes they are right and gives all the money from the video to them instead of the real creator.

So they are claiming guys who have guitar lessons, for example, and saying that DmSus4 chord you played is used in Pinball Wizard so the video is owned by their publishing house. One guy had another artist steal his original composition to sing over and then HE was hit with a copyright claim by them and had to give the money from his original video to them. It's nuts.

6 posted on 04/10/2019 7:53:44 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Often wrong, but never in doubt!)
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Just use this Dark Knight theme instead. That’ll irk them.
7 posted on 04/10/2019 7:56:00 AM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: EdnaMode

This was a huge victory for CNN. /s


8 posted on 04/10/2019 7:59:40 AM PDT by Leep (It's.. (W)all or nothing..!)
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To: EdnaMode

Trump should use “Also Sprach Zarathustra” - the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey! originally by Richard Strauss. Only need a minute and a 1/2. Probably enough to open any event.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra

or

The opening to the original “Conan The Barbarian”. - “Anvil of Crom”

https://www.soundtrack.net/album/conan-the-barbarian-vsd-5390/

Though John Milius probably wouldn’t allow it!

The Richard Strauss piece would be probably the easiest to get permission to do. I am sure its in the public domain now.


9 posted on 04/10/2019 8:01:12 AM PDT by Reily
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To: EdnaMode

If I could, I would write a score for President Trump.
My fee?
Autographed picture.
We have your back in TX


10 posted on 04/10/2019 8:05:20 AM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: dead

I’m thinking it generates a ‘buzz’ and brings more viewers to watch.


11 posted on 04/10/2019 8:07:37 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: dead

For most music if one holds the proper BMI or ASCAP license they have a cut-and-dried right to use the track.

Not so sure what the rules are for movie soundtracks.


12 posted on 04/10/2019 8:21:18 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: dead

You know the adage

Easier to ask for forgiveness than permission


13 posted on 04/10/2019 8:25:59 AM PDT by wardaddy (When only the best Santa will do...call Joe Biden)
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To: EdnaMode

This wasn’t a video created by President Trump’s campaign despite what some poor news reports claim. It was yet another “fan” video created by one of the people at https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/


14 posted on 04/10/2019 8:35:18 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RightGeek

Thanks for the clarification.


15 posted on 04/10/2019 8:38:18 AM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: EdnaMode

NEW VERSION WITH DIFFERENT MUSIC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdzOv20W1T4


16 posted on 04/10/2019 8:53:02 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RightGeek

Ladies and Gentlemen, here is the updated video. Warner cant touch it. Please understand I am not taking credit for creating the original video. I simply replaced the audio and cleaned up the minor video errors the original creator made. https://t.co/vZpdI4co9e— Mack Jillz (@DJJackMillz) April 10, 2019


17 posted on 04/10/2019 8:59:55 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: EdnaMode

However, if 0bama wanted to use “It’s A Small World” theme Disney would fall all over themselves to approve it.


18 posted on 04/10/2019 9:20:26 AM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: Reily

“Trump should use “Also Sprach Zarathustra”

Maybe it’s because I first heard it more than half a century ago, but I would have to call it “magnificent, but done to death.”


19 posted on 04/10/2019 9:26:50 AM PDT by dsc (Our system of government cannot survive one-party control of communications.)
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To: dsc

Perhaps.....would millennials recognize it?


20 posted on 04/10/2019 9:31:26 AM PDT by Reily
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