April 10, 2019
Warner Bros. is reportedly hitting President Donald Trump with a copyright claim over his unauthorized use of the Dark Knight Rises‘ score in a 2020 campaign video.
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! pic.twitter.com/diXWQHuyGj
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 9, 2019
While Warner Bros. did not officially comment on the issue, BuzzFeed News reports that a source confirmed the company is taking legal action against the president’s video — which was made by a fan and then shared by Trump or his team. The track in question, “Why Do We Fall,” was written by legendary film score composer Hans Zimmer.
The video, which was shared with the caption “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN,” is edited like a movie trailer and includes the statement, “First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they call you racist.”
The clip features shots of Trump’s political and media opponents, like Barack Obama, Amy Schumer, and Hillary Clinton, as well as footage of the president meeting with foreign leaders and disaster victims.
This article was posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 5:18 am