CHICAGO (AP) — A member of the band “Survivor” has sued Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign for allegedly violating the copyright of the 1980s’ hit, “Eye of the Tiger.”
A lawsuit filed in Chicago federal court Wednesday says the Republican’s campaign played it at a Kentucky rally for Jim Davis, the county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The song that featured in the movie “Rocky III” played as Davis departed jail with the former Arkansas governor by her side.READ MORE: LAPD Motorcycle Officer Taken To Hospital After Crash
The suit says Frank M. Sullivan III is co-author of “Eye of the Tiger.” It says his suburban Chicago company, Rude Music, Inc., holds the copyright.READ MORE: LA City Council Gives Preliminary OK To $5 Hazard Pay For Grocery Store Workers
The suit requests unspecified damages and that a judge order Huckabee’s campaign to stop using the song.
A message seeking comment from Huckabee for President, Inc., wasn’t returned.MORE NEWS: 23-Year-Old Charged With Molesting Woman in Santa Ana Store
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