Soon after President Trump’s tweet went live at around 4.45pm, Warner Brothers Pictures released a statement saying that they would file a copyright infringement suit against the White House.
‘The use of Warner Bros.’ score from ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in the campaign video was unauthorized,’ a Warner Brothers spokesperson said in a statement obtained by
Warner Brothers Pictures released a statement on Tuesday saying that they would file a copyright infringement suit against the White House. Soon after, Trump’s campaign video was removed from social media
‘We are working through the appropriate legal channels to have it removed.’
The video has since been removed from YouTube and Reddit channels, as well.
The campaign video featured Hans Zimmer’s ‘Why Do We Fall?’ which was a highlighted song for the third-installment in the series.
‘First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they call you a racist. Donald J. Trump. Your vote. Proved them all wrong. Trump: The Great Victory. 2020,’ the video states, using the ‘Dark Knight Rises’ font.
Trump’s 2020 campaign video featured Hans Zimmer’s ‘Why Do We Fall?’ which was a highlighted song for the third-installment in the series
The campaign video also used the ‘Dark Knight Rises’ font
It also attempted to drag various celebrities through the mud, while poking fun at Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Trump notably tried to be ‘hip’ when he posted that ‘sanctions are coming’ in November as a play on the popular ‘Game of Thrones’ phrase.
‘We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes,’ HBO said in a statement at the time.
The President was in similar waters when he tried to do a ‘Game of Thrones’ reference for his November sanctions