A couple of weeks ago, Drew Koehler, host of Hardcore Christian Gamer podcast, got a karaoke track of Neil Diamond's "Hello Again" and made a parody called "Halo Again". A listener of the podcast made a video using Halo footage, and the parody song and put it up on YouTube. Another listener sent an e-mail through a website to "Neil Diamond". A representative of Neil Diamond (or the artist himself which isn't confirmed yet) got that e-mail and did not appreciate the parody of the song. The information was given to Sony and the story unfolded from here:
"Sony just sent a Cease and Desist order to the Hardcore Christian Gamers Association for doing a parody of a song by Neil Diamond called 'Halo Again'.
The song did not use Neils Lyrics nor did it use his actual music yet the Cease and Desist order was posted and we were told to take down the video on YouTube as well."