Entertainment Huckabee Sued for Playing 'Eye of the Tiger' at Rally

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  1. Rupert Pupkin

    Rupert Pupkin That Ass is Attached to Daniela Lopez Gold

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    There are not many songs that Republicans can play without the recording artist or writer throwing a shit-fit.

    Huck has his own band and should use his own tunes.

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    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015...vor-idUSKCN0T82SI20151119#pkkY2c8RsiI639Bu.97

    Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:58pm EST
    Huckabee sued for playing 'Eye of the Tiger' at Kim Davis rally

    The co-writer of 1980s hit "Eye of the Tiger" has filed a federal lawsuit against Republican Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign for playing the song at a rally for Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to sign gay marriage licenses.

    Frank Sullivan, a guitarist and founding member of the band Survivor, sued Huckabee for President for unauthorized public performance of the song. The lawsuit, filed on Wednesday, claims the campaign infringed on Sullivan's copyright, which he holds through his publishing company, Rude Music.

    Sullivan, who filed the suit in federal court in Illinois, where he lives, asked that Huckabee's campaign be prohibited from unauthorized performances of the song and asked a federal judge to determine damages.

    The song was played as Huckabee, the conservative former Arkansas governor, escorted Davis out of the Carter County Detention Center, where she had spent six days in jail in September for contempt of court.

    Sullivan's suit claims the copyright infringement was willful because he is familiar with copyright laws since Huckabee, who plays bass guitar, has his own band, Capitol Offense, and holds copyrights to his own works. The suit says Huckabee has been sued before by musicians who did not want their songs used by his campaign.

    Sullivan, who wrote "Eye of the Tiger" with Survivor band mate Jim Peterik, sued Newt Gingrich in 2012 for repeatedly using the song at campaign events. The suit was settled out of court.
     
  2. Skycoaster

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    I was hoping for that...
     
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    More like Rib-eye Of The Tiger, amirite?

    :fdrum:
     
  5. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...huckabees got eye of the tiger when it comes to eating at a buffet.
     
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    They shoulda went with this

     
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