Politician Fights Copyright Ruling For Eagles Rocker

Law360, New York (June 1, 2010, 8:01 PM EDT) -- If a judge upholds a finding that a California Republican assemblyman's campaign ads infringed copyrighted songs by The Eagles founder Don Henley and others, it would limit a great deal of political speech protected by the First Amendment, the politician’s attorney said Tuesday.

The lawyer defending Charles DeVore, a candidate who is seeking to unseat Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer this year, took issue with part of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California’s May 28 tentative summary judgment ruling that held DeVore’s versions...
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