Metal Band Invoices US Govt for Use of Song
Metallica was also not quite happy that their music was being used to torture Guantanamo prisoners. The metal band Skinny Puppy is also not very keen on having their music used by the US Government to torture Guantanamo prisoners. So instead of asking the government to stop using their music, they simply invoiced them for the use. When asked how they felt about such use, band member cEvin Key noted, “Not too good. We never supported those types of scenarios. … Because we make unsettling music, we can see it being used in a weird way. But it doesn’t sit right with us.”
So here’s a question to our readers: Is the US Government’s use of copyrighted music to torture prisoners fair use?