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Clive Palmer Facing Potential Legal Action For Using ‘Karma Chameleon’ In Video Game

Written by Tom Williams on January 15, 2019

United Australia Party leader Clive Palmer has been threatened with legal action after using the 1983 Culture Club song ‘Karma Chameleon’ in a video game he released this week.

Mr Palmer included a reworked version of ‘Karma Chameleon’ (dubbed ‘Palmer Chameleon’) in his mobile game ‘The Humble Meme Merchant’, and Boy George and Culture Club’s manager Paul Kemsley has said he is “horrified”.

Kemsley has told the ABC that Mr Palmer’s use of the song is a “clear copyright infringement”, and suggested Culture Club’s record label BMG will consider legal action if the song isn’t removed.

“Boy George’s song and art would never be used to endorse any political campaign,” Mr Kemsley said.

“I’m horrified at the treatment of one of the biggest-selling songs of all time. It should never be used as part of a political agenda.”

Mr Palmer’s use of ‘Karma Chameleon’ comes after he became embroiled in beef with former Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider over United Australia Party’s use of the Twisted Sister song ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ in recent political campaign ads.

Mr Palmer is yet to comment on the statements from Paul Kemsley.

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