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Linkin Park issue cease-and-desist letter to President Trump for use of their song 'In the End' in video

Linkin Park issue cease-and-desist letter to President Trump for use of their song 'In the End' in video
Posted at 1:04 PM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 13:50:00-04

Music group Linkin Park issued a cease and desist letter to President Donald Trump after a campaign video of his featured their song "In the End" without their consent.

"Linkin Park did not and does not endorse Trump, nor authorize his organization to use any of our music," the band said in a tweet. "A cease and desist has been issued."

The campaign video was originally tweeted out on Friday by the president's social media director Dan Scavino.

President Trump then retweeted the video, which had the song playing over images of Trump's inauguration speech and shots of campaign rallies, USA Today reported.

Twitter has since removed the video after they received a Digital Millennium Copyright Act from the band's management company, Reuters reported.

The song in the video was a cover of "In the End" that featured musician Jung Youth. Youth took to his Twitter account on Saturday to voice his concern for being featured in the video in the first place.

"Earlier today I found out that trump illegally used a cover song that I am part of in a propaganda video which he tweeted...anyone who knows me knows I stand firmly against bigotry and racism," Youth said in the tweet. "Much love to everyone in the twitter community who helped get the video taken down fr!!"

Other musicians like Tom Petty, Neil Young, R.E.M., Rihanna, Pharrell, Guns N' Roses, and Steven Tyler have also issued cease-and-desist letters to the president, Billboard reported.