Explains the DeVore campaign on the video's YouTube watch page:
As we approach the tax day tea parties Chuck DeVore has penned his parody of Barbara Boxer's penchant to raise taxes again and again. Boxer's latest effort is to impose a Cap and Trade scheme which will send gas prices soaring and create a fictitious notion that we are somehow solving global warming all the while burdening US tax payers with even MORE strenuous taxes.The music and lyrics to the original were written by Danny Kortchmar, who I assume did not give his permission for this use. I was able to locate just one political contribution made by Kortchmar, $1,000 in April 1996 to a Democrat named Stephen P. Ford. I'm not sure where the sound recording on Devore's video came from; the label on the original recording was Geffen (now owned by Universal Music Group).
The original, by way of comparison:
Devore appears to be practically begging Henley to sue; he made a previous video "parody" of Henley's "Boys of Summer" that was taken down from YouTube after a claim by Henley. According to DeVore, "We're responding with a counter-claim, asserting our First Amendment right to political free speech in parody based on the Supreme Court ruling of Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc." Great, but doesn't he have a campaign to run?