Nation bans Instagram reel after Menulog complaint | Tech Reddy


The National Group has taken down an Instagram video featuring a Katy Perry song after Menulog asked them to take it down.

Katy Perry's Menulog post.

The video, posted on Instagram reels, featured the song Did Somebody Say, which Perry performed as an ad for food delivery company Just Eat, which owns Menulog in New Zealand.

Music is widely used on social media. The National video used audio alongside the caption “Just be rich ft. The Labor Party” and images showing the “inflated” price of food items.

But the video was deleted from their account after Menulog contacted the group and asked them to take it down.

“Our social media team adapted the TikTok style for Instagram posts, and Menulog’s audio was used out of context,” said a spokesperson for the National Group.

“Menulog asked us to remove the video, which we did.”

Menulog has been contacted for comment.

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National has landed in hot water over its use of copyrighted music.

In 2017, the group was ordered to pay $600,000 after copyright infringement by using Eminem Esque, a version of Eminem’s hit song Lose Yourself, for a 2014 promotional ad.

It was later reduced to $225,000 after a request by the National League.


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