Neil Young was not joking with his threats about suing Donald Trump over the unauthorized use of his music during campaigning. And as of this afternoon, Young just posted an unsigned copy of the lawsuit that is set to be filed in the Southern District of New York. Young is seeking "statutory damages in the maximum amount allowed for willful copyright infringement."
The lawsuit states:
Trump’s campaign does not have a license or permission to play Young’s music “at any public events.” The suit says Trump’s campaign has “willfully ignored” the musician’s past public objections, and “willfully proceeded to play [his music] despite its lack of a license and despite its knowledge that a license is required to do so.” Young’s lawyers specifically cite Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 20th, during which “Rockin’ in the Free World” and “Devil’s Sidewalk” were played.