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On October 27th, President Trump spoke at a rally just a few hours after the mass shooting that occurred in Pittsburg. While at this rally President Trump played Pharrell’s hit song “Happy” for the crowd. This did not sit well with Pharrell and he issued a cease and desist to the President.
Take a look at some of the excerpts from the letter written by Pharrell’s attorney Howard King “On the day of the mass murder of 11 human beings at the hands of a deranged ‘nationalist,’ you played his song ‘Happy’ to a crowd at a political event in Indiana.” King also wrote “There was nothing ‘happy’ about the tragedy inflicted upon our country on Saturday and no permission was granted for your use of this song for this purpose.”
King made it clear that Pharrell will not give Trump consent to use the song at his political rallies, which constitutes both a copyright and trademark infringement.
WOWZA. Check out this cease and desist sent by Pharrell Williams to Donald Trump for using “Happy” on “the day of the mass murder of 11 human beings,” as the letter puts it. pic.twitter.com/Mst83Vp0kO
— Eriq Gardner (@eriqgardner) October 29, 2018