Gangnam Style political ads, jingles banned

South Korean pop star Psy has reportedly issued a directive to MCA Universal, the company which holds the license for “Gangnam Style” in the Philippines, banning usage of the dance track in political ads and jingles.

“MCA and copyright owner publisher didn’t issue any license and rights to any interested parties using the said song,” the company reportedly said in a text message sent to media.

“Gangnam Style” is acknowledged as the most viewed and liked music video in YouTube history. It has already gained more than 1.3 billion hits on YouTube as of publishing time.

The campaign period for the May 2013 midterm elections has started and some politicians are expected to take advantage of the song’s popularity. Violators could be charged with copyright infringement.