Kid Rock performs during a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Michigan Monday night. Romney asked for, and was given, permission to use the Detroit rocker's song "Born Free" in his campaign. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Music In Political Campaigns 101

In light of recent squabbles, here's a primer on music and copyright law for political operatives.

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"Before boxing, I wanted to have 10 kids by the time I was 25. Now, my goal is to get this gold medal, go pro and be a world champion," says aspiring Olympic boxer Claressa Shields, 16. Sue Jaye Johnson hide caption

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Actress Rebecca Gibel performs a song from the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Patience, at the Athenaeum's Oscar Wilde-themed gala. NPR hide caption

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On Feb. 21 outside Bagram Airfield, Afghan demonstrators show copies of Qurans allegedly set on fire by U.S. soldiers at a NATO airbase outside Kabul. Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Medal of Honor is held by a military honor guard at the White House last September, when President Obama awarded the medal to Marine Cpl. Dakota Meyer, 23, from Greensburg, Ky., for his actions in Afghanistan. The Supreme Court is now deciding if those who falsely claim to have won such military awards can be prosecuted for lying. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Traumatic brain injuries are most often caused by powerful blasts from improvised explosive devices. A roadside bomb explodes, and the concussive effect violently shakes the brain inside the skull. Stefano Rellandini/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Breast cancer survivors stand to form the shape of a pink ribbon at a Susan G. Komen Foundation charity race in Tyler, Texas, in 2004. Tom Worner/AP hide caption

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In Cleveland, 2010 GED graduates from the Get On Track program parade down the aisle during their commencement. In today's economy, some experts say, the GED may not be enough to provide "gainful employment." John Kuntz/The Plain Dealer/Landov hide caption

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Charles G. Dawes served under Calvin Coolidge from 1925 to 1929. Dawes is the only vice president to have both a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in World War I and a Billboard Top 10 hit, and neither had anything to do with his tenure as vice president. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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People wait in line to enter a job fair in San Francisco. Many who are unemployed avoid events like job fairs that might help them find work because of anxiety. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Edgar Jaime (right) and his brother Jose Luis unload organic vegetables from their farm in Santa Monica, Calif. Now that U.S. and European organic standards are equivalent, more American organic farmers will be able to export to Europe. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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