This week's copyright-infringing asshole: Charlie Crist.
David Byrne filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court over Crist's unauthorized use of the Talking Heads "Road To Nowhere" in a campaign ad. "They didn't approach anybody, they didn't ask anybody, they just used it," says Byrne's lawyer.
Byrne said in a statement that he has never licensed a song for use in an advertisement.Byrne is seeking $1 million in damages. The Crist campaign could not be reached for comment.
"I'm a bit of a throwback that way, as I still believe songs occasionally mean something," Byrne said.
He added that if his audience thought he'd license a song to a political campaign, "they might not respect me as much in the morning."