Donald Trump is at the centre of a copyright dispute with Warner Bros., after the US President used music from The Dark Knight Rises in his latest campaign video.
It appears that the lead-up to the next US Presidential election has already begun, with Donald Trump today releasing a campaign video asking for the support of his followers in 2020.
The video, which was shared on Twitter this morning, is two minutes in length, and was captioned by Trump’s slogan of “Make America great again.”
In terms of content, the video begins with more footage of the Clintons than you would expect, before sharing the quote, “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they call you racist.”
As it continues, it shares a collection of clips centred around Donald Trump, his followers, and his detractors, all the while set to Hans Zimmer’s ‘Why Do We Fall’, which appeared in the 2012 film, The Dark Knight Rises.
Check out Donald Trump’s campaign ad:
However, as BuzzFeed News reports, Warner Bros. are none too happy with the usage of this piece of music, filing a copyright infringement claim against the President’s campaign team.
Following the original Tweet, Warner Bros. issued a statement denouncing the campaign video and its unauthorised soundtrack.
“The use of Warner Bros.’ score from The Dark Knight Rises in the campaign video was unauthorised,” a spokesperson explained. “We are working through the appropriate legal channels to have it removed.”