September 18, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sen. John McCain and the Republican Party are apologizing to Jackson Browne for using one of his songs during last year's presidential campaign.
The GOP is also vowing to get artists' permission before using musicians' work in future political campaigns.
The apology and pledge were released Tuesday along with an announcement of a settlement with Browne over a federal copyright
infringement lawsuit filed in Los Angeles. Browne sued McCain and
the national and Ohio Republican parties last year for using his song "Running on Empty" to mock Democrat Barack Obama in a Web
Financial details of the settlement weren't disclosed.
The statement said McCain didn't know about the ad, which was created by the Ohio Republican Party and removed after Browne complained.
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