The composers of Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ have filed suit for a permanent injunction against the anti-Israel group Adalah to prevent use of their song by Adalah for promoting BDS (boycott, divest, sanction) against Israel.
Journey bandmates Jonathan Cain and Neal Schon, along with former frontman Steve Perry, want a permanent injunction barring Adalah-NY from “exploiting” their 30-year-old tune.
The Manhattan federal court filing says Adalah-NY organized a March 26 “flash mob” in Grand Central station that ripped off “the entire melody, chord changes, and other musical elements.”
“However, the version defendants performed uses the title ‘Don’t Stop Boycottin’, and contains lyrics that convey a political message relating to the conflict in the Middle East.”
Adalah’s Web site says a video was viewed more than 30,000 times in two days before it was taken down by YouTube.com on April 1 and replaced with a silent version.
For once, the good guys win one on YouTube.
Here’s the original song performed live in Japan.
Let’s go to the videotape. via israelmatzav.blogspot.com Hang in there!!! image via tumblr.com
Great move guys.