Sony Tells Nicaraguan Leader To Drop 'Stand By Me'

Law360, New York (October 7, 2011, 1:34 PM EDT) -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC has reportedly demanded that Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega stop using the Ben E. King song "Stand By Me" in a video promoting Ortega's re-election campaign.

The Nicarguan newspaper La Prensa reported Wednesday that the publishing company had sent a cease-and-desist letter this summer to Edwin Castro, the legal representative of Ortega's party, the Sandinista National Liberation Front, known by the Spanish abbreviation FSLN.

"Demand is hereby made that FSLN immediately cease and desist from exploiting the video in the campaign ads and/or...
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