Monday, April 21, 2014

CIA to Pay Rock Band $200K for Unfair Use of Their Music to Torture Gitmo Prisoners

Middle Finger News Service

WASHINGTON (MFNS) – The Central Intelligence Agency announced Friday they have reached an out of court agreement to pay $200,000 worth of royalties to the well-known Californian band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, following a dispute over the unfair use of the band’s songs to torture imprisoned terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay.

CIA Director of Public Affairs Dean Boyd said that the potential lawsuit over copyright could damage the CIA’s reputation in the world, which is why they decided to settle the dispute as soon as the media published that the security agency was illegally using RHCP songs as a torture method. The agency also came to feel the use of the band's music was an extremely cruel method of extracting information, even for terrorist.

“The CIA nurtures the image of an organization that is fighting for freedom and democracy, and I think we can all agree that the infringement of authors’ rights clearly violates these goals. I would like to use this opportunity to officially apologize to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and state that the Agency will in the future cases of torture use only licensed music”, said Boyd, who added that such an agreement has already been reached with rapper Kanye West.

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