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Thursday, 12 June 2008

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MoD officials have now released a statement in the latest round of their long running copyright claim over their globally recognised RAF roundel. The roundel which has long been synonymous with ageing rock group the who, is said to be popular with mod's, skins and tacky clothes retailers who also sell bedding.

In the statement itself they have let it be known that they are prepared to take this as far as the UN and will seek a resolution authorising the use of force if certain retailers do not pay up or stop using the RAF roundel.

The Mod also have a claim ongoing with a major satellite channel over their almost continuous use of the Ten German Bombers song on their news channel two years ago, they are said to be hoping for quite a windfall.

Ownership of the rights to the Ten German Bombers song,which is about the RAF shooting German planes down, was claimed by the MoD on the grounds that is clearly a song about RAF and therefore all broadcasting rights belong to the RAF(TM) PLC. This dispute had come to higher prominence lately after the song was chosen as the official anthem for EURO 2008.

The Ten German Bombers song which is popular with both officers and the ranks is said to be here to stay. Like it or not

The CEO of the RAF was in a meeting with market research and was unavailable for comment

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