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EXPELLED Thievery Continues

Expelled filmmaker’s illegally use John Lennon’s song “Imagine” for their creationist propaganda film.

These guys are on an absolute roll for the worst planned and executed film release ever. Just when you thought they couldn’t stoop any lower they go and steal good music in an attempt to gain some credibility for their piss-poor excuse for a documentary.

The blogosphere rippled with anger over the film’s use of the song “Imagine,” by the late John Lennon. Many accusing Lennon’s wife, Yoko Ono of selling out to creationists by licensing the song to these filmmakers. Ms. Ono’s lawyers were quick to respond that the filmmaker’s had not licensed the music and had no permission to use the song.

… according to a lawyer for Ms. Ono, the filmmakers did not have permission to use the song, for any amount of money.

Ms. Ono’s lawyer, Jonas Herbsman, of Shukat, Arrow, Hafer, Weber & Herbsman, said in an interview Wednesday: “It was not licensed.” With respect to the filmmakers, he says: “We are exploring all options.” It is not clear what remedies if any may be available to Ms. Ono.

I’m beginning to wonder if they genuinely made any part of this documentary themselves or if they just stole it all and spliced it together.

Via: Richard Dawkins