Romney ad pulled from YouTube after copyright claim

Mitt Romney’s new ad, “Political Payoffs and Middle Class Layoffs,” disappeared from YouTube this evening after a copyright infringement claim was filed by BMG Rights Management. Apparently, BMG objected to the use of several seconds of audio of President Barack Obama singing Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.”

You do remember that impromptu cover version, right? No? We’ll, here’s a clip to refresh your memory … from YouTube.

If that video disappears, don’t fret: YouTube lists more than 900 search results for “Obama” and “Al Green.” Better get busy, BMG.

  • TugboatPhil

    Obama is beginning to remind me of the old joke about chicken shytte.

    Q – What’s that white stuff in chicken shytte? A – It’s chicken shytte.

    Q – Then what’s that black stuff in there? A – It’s chicken shytte too.

    Whether it’s his white half or his black half, well…you know what he is.

  • LL1885

    @SonyBMGRecords is their acct
    Hit it.

  • effinayright

    How can Obama singing a verse from a song be a violation of copyright that be asserted against… Romney? Absurd!! Why didn’t BMG complain to Obama??

  • Dio Heerai

    You know what’s stupid about this . When youtube pulled the ad all the publicity and just plain curiosity ensured that MILLIONS more people actually saw it . How very Homer Simpson of the liberals DOH!!!!