The New York Post reports:
The musician who wrote reggae classic “Electric Avenue” sued President Trump for copyright infringement for using the song in a Twitter video that bashed Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Songwriter Eddy Grant filed the suit in Manhattan federal court Tuesday, claiming he has suffered and will continue to suffer if the video continues to spread across the internet. The clip, which Trump tweeted on Aug. 12, “appears to be an endorsement” of the president’s re-election campaign.
The video “contains a visual depiction of a high-speed red train bearing the words ‘Trump Pence KAG 2020’ in stark contrast to a slow-moving handcar bearing the words ‘Biden President: Your Hair Smells Terrific’ being powered by an animated likeness of Former Vice President Biden while out-of-context excerpts of Former Vice President Biden’s speeches and interviews are played over Plaintiffs’ Recording,” the suit states.
Electric Avenue reached #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1982.