Turns out John McCain
isn't the only politician who had better think twice
before using any old song as a rallying cry.
Indie duo MGMT
have demanded compensation from French President Nicolas Sarkozy
for using their song "Kids" in two online videos and at his party's national congress.
"We are dealing with acts of counterfeiting, an infringement of intellectual property," the American band's lawyer, Isabelle Wekstein, who's based in France, told the Agence France-Presse
She called the one euro offered up as a symbolic gesture from Sarkozy's Union for a Popular Movement "insulting."
"It seems that those who led the charge against Internet users are not the most respectful of copyright," Wekstein added, referring to the UPM's plans to present an anti-filesharing bill to parliament next week.
At this point, MGMT, which consists of pals Ben Goldwasser
and Andrew VanWyngarden
, hasn't filed a formal complaint but is threatening to sue.