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Canadian Threatens to sue Romney over his use of copyrighted song...

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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 04:35 PM

KNaan, canadian rapper, has threatened to sue over romneys use of his song "waving flag"
in his florida speech.
read all about it above....
opps here an excerpt....

Seamus Romney, K'Naan cause Canadian-flavoured headaches to Romney
at 16:41 on February 02, 2012, EST.
Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press
0WASHINGTON - A canine named Seamus and a showman named K'Naan are causing Mitt Romney woes on the campaign trail this week.

The Republican presidential front-runner may be steamrolling to Nevada after decisively winning the Florida state primary earlier this week, but he's in hot water for remarks he made about the poor while two stories with a Canadian component are also causing him headaches.

Toronto rapper K'Naan threatened to sue Romney for using his hit song "Wavin' Flag" during the politician's victory speech in Florida.

But it's the tale of poor Seamus, the Irish setter who infamously spent 12 hours in the 1980s strapped to the roof of the Romney family station wagon on a road trip from Massachusetts to Grand Bend, Ont., that truly will not die.

A new report suggests Seamus, who soiled himself during his stint in the rooftop crate, ran for the hills when the Romneys finally arrived at the family's Lake Huron cottage. Some wags have suggested it was an attempt to seek asylum in Canada and avoid the hellish return trip back to Boston.

Politicker, the political blog for the New York Observer newspaper, reports that two of Romney's sons have told reporters off the record that the dog ran away when they reached their destination in the summer of 1983.

I cant get the link to work, but its in the Canadian Free Press
edit on 2/2/12 by masqua because: Fixed link and added 'ex' tags

posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 04:41 PM
Ok. I'm Canadian, I listen to Hip Hop and I have to ask.......... who is K'Naan?

posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 04:43 PM

Originally posted by intrepid
Ok. I'm Canadian, I listen to Hip Hop and I have to ask.......... who is K'Naan?

If you've listened to the radio and head "When i get older, i will be stronger, just like a waving flag" or some crap like that, But he is a canadian artist. And artists have rights. I suppose Romney supported SOPA/PIPA, guess it kind of backfired on him.

posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 04:45 PM
reply to post by AzureSky

Sorry. It's hard to do sarcasm well in the digital age. The question was rhetorical. K'Naan doesn't matter.

posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 04:50 PM

Originally posted by intrepid
Ok. I'm Canadian, I listen to Hip Hop and I have to ask.......... who is K'Naan?

I thought the same I youtube'd it. In most cases I think musicians would have a case; but after listening to that song, I'm not so sure that K'Naan shouldn't just be thankful his song is getting some media exposure.

posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 04:53 PM
The song came out after the devastating quake in Haiti. Here is a few dozen artists collaborating in the singing of it for charity reasons,

I also hear it on the radio at least 10 times a day here.
edit on 2/2/12 by AzureSky because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 05:15 PM
it was the world cup theme. romney's a tool. you can sue him, but he's the type of guy who would rather spend 100 million than ever admit he did something wrong.

posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 06:49 PM
Threaten to seize all 250 million dollars in damages just like the MPAA and RIAA do, seize all his campaign and domain websites like they got megaupload, filesonic, etc..

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 03:31 AM
Now there is what wont happen.....
The point at least is made, that this whole SOPA/PIPA crap goes far too far......
As for poor Seamus. tied to the roof of the station wagon.....Good lord!
How stupid are these rich a holes?

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 04:27 AM
This is a much older article, but I thought it might go along with this official running for office illegally using downloaded material to further their campaign. It kind of bit them in the backside.


The politically motivated flyer, which attacks Steve Franzen, Daley’s opponent for the County Attorney’s office in the November 2nd election, contains text implying that the individuals in the photos are “criminals” who have engaged in “child pornography, unlawful transactions with minors, assaults on police officers, and drug trafficking.” In addition to photos of Draiman and Donegan, the flyer features photos of members of rock bands Avenged Sevenfold and Stone Sour.

Disturbed’s attorney has demanded that Daley immediately stop distributing the flyer and destroy any remaining copies in his possession.

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 04:52 AM
He actually is a good artist. This is one of his better songs, the lyrics are good.


And any man who knows a thing knows, he knows not a damn, damn thing at all,
And everytime I felt the hurt and I felt the givin' gettin' me up off the wall,
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it ride,
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it breeze,
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it ride,
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it breeze,

How did Mandela get the will to surpass the everyday,
When injustice had him caged and trapped in every way,
How did Ghandi ever withstand the hunger strikes and all,
Didn't do it to gain power or money if I recall,
It's to give; I guess I'll pass it on,
Mother thinks it'll lift the stress of babylon,
Mother knows, my mother she suffered blows,
I don't know how we survived such violent episodes,
I was so worried, and hurt to see you bleed,
But as soon as you came out the hospital you gave me sweets,
Yeah, they try to take you from me,
But you still only gave 'em some prayers and sympathy,
Dear mama, you helped me write this, by showing me to give is priceless.


All I can say is the worst is over now,
We can serve the hard times, divorce is over now,
They try to keep us out, but they doors is open now,
My nigga Akon is gettin awards for covers now,
This is K'NAAN, and still reppin' the IS (?)
Comin' out of Mogadishu and still draped in the mess,
And no matter how we strong, homie,
It ain't easy comin out of where we from, homie.
And that's the reason why, I could never play for me,
Tell 'em the truth, is what my dead homies told me,
Oh yeah, I take inspiration from the most heinous of situations,
Creating medication out my own tripulations.
Dear Africa, you helped me write this, by showing me to give is priceless.


Nothing is perfect man, that's what the world is,
All I know is,
I'm enjoying today.
You know, 'cause it isn't everybody that you get to give.


Yeah, yeah, yeah x 8

As for him being a rapper, I wouldn't really consider his style nor the man a rapper.

And I hope the guy sues Romney and wins. They are trying to charge us for doing the same thing yet the people running for president get to violate copyright?


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