Stephen Harper's Conservative Party of Canada has a great new campaign commercial that, through the use of great imagery and music, effectively stirs up the emotions of pride in our country.
Among those images of Rocky Mountains, Northern Lights and rippling flags is brief video footage of the 1972 Summit Series. There's only one problem -it appears that the Conservatives stole them. Ficel Marketing owns all video footage of the 1972 Summit Series. But they were never even approached by Harper's Tories regarding proper licensing of the footage. Ficel works with the alumni of the 1972 team in marketing merchandise and licensing video footage in part to raise money for the players, most of whom did not make anywhere near as much money as today's athletes make.
iPolitics.ca has more on this story.
Update: Apparently this is not the first time Stephen Harper's Tories have violated copyright law. They previously pissed off Yoko Ono, if you can imagine.