Posted November 10, 2018 05:04:46 A popular racing song is about to become more difficult to find, as a federal appeals court in New York ruled that it must be licensed as a copyrighted work under copyright law.
The ruling, issued Tuesday by a federal district court in Manhattan, came as a result of a lawsuit filed by The Associated Press and others.
The lawsuit alleged that the song “Racing Thunder” is not a parody, but is a parody of a song by a rock band.
The Associated Press reached out to the song’s owner, Paul Roush, for comment and was not immediately able to reach him for comment.
The song was originally performed in the mid-1980s at races in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Alabama, according to The Associated Review.
The song was later performed at the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 1985.