Charlie Crist Records Video Apologizing To David Byrne For Unauthorized Use Of “Road To Nowhere”

Posted by | April 12, 2011 14:47 | Filed under: Top Stories

Charlie Crist looks like he’s making a hostage tape which is part of an agreement he reached with David Byrne. Byrne sued Crist for $1 million for using “Road To Nowhere” during his campaign for Senate.

As part of a settlement agreement The Ticket told you about yesterday, the ex-Florida governor was required to film a 90-second apology for illegally using the Talking Heads song “Road to Nowhere” in an attack ad during his 2010 Senate campaign and post the video on YouTube…

“Mr. Byrne has never permitted his songs to be used for advertising of any kind,” Crist says in the video, repeatedly peering down to read his prepared statement. He says his use of the song was “wrong and should not have occurred.”

“I pledge that, should there be any future election campaigns for me, I will respect and uphold the rights of artists and obtain permission or a license for the use of any copyrighted work,” the ex-governor declares.

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