After Charlie Crist, former Florida governor, used a Talking Heads song without permission during his unsuccessful bid for U.S. Senate, the band fought back in court over copyright issues.
The case has been settled:
Terms of the settlement were not released, but it included a recorded apology by Crist that was posted on YouTube Monday afternoon. Byrne had sued Crist for $1 million for using the song "Road to Nowhere" in a YouTube video attacking Marco Rubio, one of the governor's opponents in the U.S. Senate race.
David Byrne, the founder of Talking Heads, gloats about Crist's gratuitous YouTube humiliation:
It turns out I am one of the few artists who has the bucks and [guts] to challenge such usage. I'm feeling very manly after my trip to Tampa!....Other artists may actually have the anger but not want to take the time and risk the legal bills. I am lucky that I can do that. Anyway, my hope is that by standing up to this practice maybe it can be made to be a less common option, or better yet an option that is never taken in the future.
Watch Crist with his tail between his legs: