Jackson Browne sues John McCain

Aug. 14, 2008 at 3:02 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- California singer-songwriter Jackson Browne has filed suit against Republican Sen. John McCain, charging copyright infringement and false endorsement.

Browne's suit comes in the wake of a new McCain television ad that uses Browne's 1978 hit "Running on Empty" in a television ad that mocks Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois. Browne, an Obama supporter, filed the action against the Arizona senator and the Republican National Committee in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, seeking a permanent injunction prohibiting the parties from using "Running on Empty" or any other Browne composition, as well as unspecified damages.

Browne will be releasing his first album of new material in six years, "Time of the Conqueror," on Sept. 23, accompanying it with a world tour.

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