- A video posted by President Donald Trump that uses music from Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises” has been taken down.
- It was removed after Warner Bros. Pictures filed a copyright infringement complaint over the video, BuzzFeed News reported.
- A spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that the use of the music, composed for the 2012 film, was “unauthorised.”
- The video showed prominent Democrats and celebrities with the text: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they call you racist.”
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A video shared by President Donald Trump featuring music from Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises” has been taken down, reportedly after a copyright claim from Warner Bros.
BuzzFeed News reported that Warner Bros. Pictures filed a copyright infringement complaint over the video, which Trump shared on Twitter on Tuesday with the caption “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
The video, which was seemingly released as part of Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign can no longer be played on Twitter, and has been replaced by a copyright notice. The notice reads: “This media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright owner.”
The video in question, which had no voiceover or dialogue, showed Democratic figures like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, as well as prominent Democrat-backing celebrities like actor Bryan Cranston, and comedian and actress Amy Schumer.
At one point in the roughly two minutes long video, text is displayed, reading: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they call you racist.”
In a statement on Tuesday night – seemingly given prior to the video being taken down – a Warner Bros. spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that the use of the music was “unauthorised,” and that the company was working to have it removed from social media.
“The use of Warner Bros.’ score from The Dark Knight Rises in the campaign video was unauthorised,” they said. “We are working through the appropriate legal channels to have it removed.”
The 2012 film, directed by Christopher Nolan, had original music by composer Hans Zimmer, who is known for his dramatic movie scores, including Inception, Gladiator, and The Lion King.
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