Trump tweet using ‘Batman’ music yanked for copyright violation

This is not the first time that President Donald Trump has retweeted controversial fan-made material. (AFP)
Updated 10 April 2019
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Trump tweet using ‘Batman’ music yanked for copyright violation

  • The video garnered 101,000 likes and 31,000 retweets before it was pulled
  • This is not the first time that the president has retweeted controversial fan-made material

WASHINGTON: AA video that President Donald Trump re-tweeted that included the soundtrack of a Batman movie was pulled from his account due to copyright violations.
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they call you racist,” read the text at the start of the fan-made 2020 Trump campaign video, as pictures of Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton flashed on the screen.
The video, which Trump reposted Tuesday evening, showed images of his presidency, including his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
“Your vote proved them all wrong,” the two-minute video said, calling Trump’s 2020 re-election a “great victory.”
The soundtrack of the video was composer Hans Zimmer’s “Why Do We Fall?” from the 2012 movie “The Dark Knight Rises” — and movie Warner Brothers, which owns the Batman franchise, was not happy.
“The use of Warner Bros.’ score from The Dark Knight Rises’ in the campaign video was unauthorized,” the movie studio told Buzzfeed News. “We are working through the appropriate legal channels to have it removed.”


By Wednesday all that was left on Trump’s Twitter feed was a dead link with a message that read “This media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright owner.”
The video, however, garnered 101,000 likes and 31,000 retweets before it was pulled.
This is not the first time that the president has retweeted controversial fan-made material.
Previous cases include the image of the president body slamming a CNN logo.
Musicians including Pharell Williams and Aerosmith have also complained about Trump using their music for political purposes.


Video shows rescue of baby from plastic bag in Georgia woods

A Georgia Sheriff saves a baby found in a plastic bag, in this screen grab taken from social media June 25, 2019. (Reuters)
Updated 26 June 2019
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Video shows rescue of baby from plastic bag in Georgia woods

  • Officials are asking the public to share any knowledge of a woman in the late stages of pregnancy who may have given birth to the baby

CUMMING, Georgia: A Georgia sheriff released dramatic body-cam video Tuesday showing the rescue of a newborn girl who was found alive inside a plastic bag in the woods.
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office made the video public in hopes that it will generate credible tips in the case.
Authorities have been searching for the baby’s mother since June 6, when a family in a nearby home heard her crying in a wooded area in Cumming.
The video shows deputies tearing open the plastic bag containing the child as she cries. Then, they wrap her in a blanket to keep her warm.
Hospital workers decided to call the girl Baby India, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported .
“We are happy to report that Baby India is thriving and is in the care of the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement Tuesday accompanying the video.
Officials are asking the public to share any knowledge of a woman in the late stages of pregnancy who may have given birth to the baby.
“We release this footage in hopes to receive credible information on the identity of Baby India and to show how important it is to find closure in this case,” the sheriff’s office said.
Cumming is about 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of Atlanta.