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Petitioning Chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV Mr. Martin Bandier

Was lyric change to song "Imagine" by Cee Lo Green authorized by Sony/ATV?



NO RELIGION TOO...As the world watched on New Year’s eve 2012 at 11:56pm Cee Lo Green sang John Lennon’s “Imagine” and changed the lyrics dealing with religion from “No religion too” to “All religions true”. This change drew worldwide criticism. While Cee-Lo Green is not an ordained minister, as the son of two clergy -- preacher man and preacher woman -- he's got the God trade in his bones. But even when disguised as a budding pop star, Cee-Lo's body language and vocal cadences -- the exaggerated motions and melodic leaps, the straight-up testifying -- are all about preaching the gospel.

Copyright laws are created to protect artists and their works of art. "Imagine" by John Lennon written in 1971 has become a worldwide anthem and as such has sovereignty with millions of people, perhaps billions around the globe. Sony/ATV holds the copyrights for the song and must be accountable for the change in lyrics that occurred on NBC New Years Eve, 2012.

Letter to
Chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV Mr. Martin Bandier
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Mr. Martin Bandier, Chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV.

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Was lyric change to song "Imagine" by Cee Lo Green authorized by Sony/ATV?

As the world watched on New Year’s eve 2012 at 11:56pm Cee Lo Green sang John Lennon’s “Imagine” and changed the lyrics dealing with religion from “No religion too” to “All religions true”. This change drew world-wide criticism. While Cee-Lo Green is not an ordained minister he is the son of two clergy -- preacher man and preacher woman -- he's got the God trade in his bones. But even when disguised as a budding pop star, Cee-Lo's body language and vocal cadences -- the exaggerated motions and melodic leaps, the straight-up testifying -- are all about preaching the gospel.

Copyright laws are created to protect artists and their works of art. "Imagine" by John Lennon written in 1971 has become a worldwide anthem and as such has sovereignty with millions of people, perhaps billions around the globe. Sony/ATV holds the copyrights for the song and must be accountable for the change in lyrics that occurred on NBC TV New Years Eve, 2012.
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Sincerely,
Pepper Chomsky
Author GOD CODE PEACE