Trump Says Attack Ad Featuring 'Electric Avenue' Is Fair Use

Law360 (November 12, 2020, 5:42 PM EST) -- President Donald Trump is asking a federal judge to toss out a copyright lawsuit filed over his campaign's use of the song "Electric Avenue," arguing that it was a "transformative" fair use of the track.

A week after losing the presidential election, Trump and his campaign urged a federal judge Wednesday to let him win a lawsuit filed by singer Eddy Grant over the song's appearance in an August video attacking his opponent Joe Biden.

In the filing, the Trump campaign said the video had clearly transformed the original song for a "comedic, political purpose" in order to "mock President Trump's...

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