"I'm of the opinion now that if people have time to be on computers 12 hours a day listening to bits of U2 songs recorded over telephones.. fair dues to them. I wish I had that much time again."
- Adam, 2009, on the beach clips
In the live performance of 'The Electric Co.' from 1983's Under A Blood Red Sky, Bono sang a snippet of Stephen Sondheim's 'Send In The Clowns'. U2 had failed to get permission for this 27-second snippet and later agreed to pay a $50,000 penalty as well as removing the snippet from later pressings.