Warner Bros Gets Trump’s 2020 Election Video Removed Over Copyright Infringement
By Mikelle Leow, 10 Apr 2019
Images via Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com and IMDb
US president Donald Trump just debuted his 2020 election campaign video on Twitter, but sadly for those who have not watched it yet, the clip has been taken down. Now, it has been made known that the post’s deletion was spurred by Warner Bros. Pictures, which cited a breach of copyright.
Since the video’s upload, internet users have been likening its style to that of The Dark Knight. Their claims are founded—it appears that Trump’s administration adopted a typeface similar to the one used in the trilogy’s marketing to inject the tagline, “First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they call you a racist. Donald J Trump. Your vote. Proved them all wrong. Trump: The Great Victory. 2020.”
Warner Bros. Pictures later flagged the two-minute video for using Han Zimmer’s Why Do We Fall?, an original score from 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises.
“The use of Warner Bros.’ score from The Dark Knight Rises... was unauthorized,” a spokesperson confirmed in a statement via USA Today. “We are working through the appropriate legal channels to have it removed.”
For now, internet users can watch a reupload of the clip in the tweet below.
President Donald Trump 2020 trailer. A sneak peak of the upcoming 2020 election— Tomas Portillo (@blogm633) April 5, 2019
KEEP AMERICA GREAT😀🇺🇸👍 pic.twitter.com/YM9SeFH0qI
Video screenshot via Tomas Portillo
Screenshot via Donald Trump
Is that "The Dark Knight" soundtrack in this video?...... I hope you get sued for this propaganda.— Matias (@AngrySaitama) April 10, 2019
Nice use of Hans Zimmer's score and font from The Dark Knight Rises!— Sebastian Moon (@Seb83Moon) April 10, 2019
[via USA Today and IndieWire, images via various sources]
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