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Cease and Desist

Rockers Don't Want Mitt Playing Their Song

The band Silversun Pickups would like Mitt Romney to stop using its song "Panic Switch" at campaign events. The rockers sent the Republican presidential candidate a cease-and-decist request after Mitt used the song during an event in North Carolina. "Seems as if the GOP is once again whimsically ignoring our great nation's laws to do whatever it wants to do, and shooting itself in the foot in the process," the band's representative said in a statement, insisting that team Romney has disregarded copyright laws by affiliating the song with the campaign without permission. A Romney spokesperson said, "The song was inadvertantly played during an event set-up before Gov. Romney arrived at the location."

August 16, 2012 10:29 AM