Twitter has removed a fan-made 2020 campaign video that used the theme songs from the film “The Dark Knight Rises” from President Trump’s @RealDonaldTrump account after a copyright complaint filed by Warner Bros.:
President Trump's latest 2020 campaign video has been removed from Twitter after Warner Brothers Pictures requested it be taken down due to the use of music from "The Dark Knight Rises'" https://t.co/anv4m7m9I2
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 10, 2019
And poof, it’s gone:
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! pic.twitter.com/diXWQHuyGj
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 9, 2019
Copies of the video are still out there. Watch it for yourself:
Trump just posted a campaign video for 2020 that uses prominent Democrats and is set to music from the Dark Night. Within hours of the post, Warner Brothers sued him for copyright infringement, demanding it be taken down.
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) April 10, 2019
According to BuzzFeed, the video first appeared on YouTube and Reddit:
The video appears to be lifted from a YouTube video posted to a Reddit thread on /r/The_Donald. The video by MateyProductions cites Zimmer’s score, but it’s unclear if permission to use it was obtained.