Washington sues Qantas

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Aussie singer-songwriter Megan Washington is in a legal battle with Australian airline Qantas over the use of a famous song – only it’s not a song from her own pen.

Qantas used video footage of Washington singing the Peter Allen classic I Still Call Australia Home to promote its airline, which she sang as part of celebrations for Qantas’ 90th birthday at an industry function.

Washington claims Qantas’ promotional use of the video has misled the general public into assuming she gave the airline her approval and support when in fact she was just performing at another paid gig.

Ironically – or perhaps not so – Washington was the face recently of an advertising campaign for airline rivals Virgin Australia.

Clean up that cabin mess, will you please?