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Can Musicians Stop Trump From Using Their Songs?

Law360 (June 22, 2020, 8:29 PM EDT) -- Tom Petty's family is trying to block President Donald Trump from using "I Won't Back Down" at campaign rallies, but it isn't as easy as simply asking him to stop.

In a statement issued late Saturday, several members of the late rock legend's family said they sent a cease-and-desist letter after the 1989 hit was played at the president's Saturday night rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

"Trump was in no way authorized to use this song to further a campaign that leaves too many Americans and common sense behind," Petty's family wrote. "Both the late Tom Petty and his family firmly stand...

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