Australian politician Clive Palmer lost a lot after he was brought to court in connection with the use of Twisted Sisters in a political campaign in 2019.
it’s a The New York Times Who is writing this.
In what is the largest compensation in a rights case in Australian history, Palmer has been sentenced to pay a total of 1.5 million Australian dollars – or 7.4 million Norwegian kroner – to copy the legendary rock song of the 80s hero of Twisted Sister.
Singer and songwriter of the group, Dee Snyder, 66, was quick to comment on the verdict on Twitter with a massive shout of Hallelujah.
In 2019, Clive Palmer – a billionaire who settled in mining – went to the polls in Australia at the head of the United Australia Party. At the front of his campaign, he picked a song he allegedly wrote himself, “Australia Won’t Legal It”.
However, it wasn’t long before fans discovered the similarities with Twisted Sister, and so the band’s record company Universal Music took legal action.
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During the trial, it emerged that Palmer had tried on several occasions to license Universal Music’s “We Won’t Take It”, but politicians and record companies never agreed on the right price.
The overwhelming ruling states that Cliff Palmer’s claims that this was his song were “ridiculous” and “fanciful,” and the judge also believes that Palmer gave false testimony.
It’s part of the story that in 2015 Dee Snyder gave Donald Trump permission to use the same song in his presidential campaign – a permission he later withdrew.
He belongs Also Contributes to story Clive Palmer lost the Australian elections in 2019.
Correction: The VG source in this case is the New York Times who converted the compensation amount from Australian dollars to US dollars. This amount has then been converted into NOK, but the right thing to do is convert directly from the Australian dollar. Then the amount will be 7.4 million NOK, not close to ten million as VG first wrote.