Survivor Sues Huckabee Campaign for Playing 'Eye of the Tiger' at Kim Davis Rally

Survivor Frankie Sullivan
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Survivor perform at the Divots Event Center on Sept. 2, 2012 in Norfolk, Nebraska.

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 (Nov. 18) says the Republican's campaign played it at a Kentucky rally for a county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The song that featured in the movie Rocky III played as Kim Davis departed jail with the former Arkansas governor.

Survivor Did Not Grant Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis Rights to 'Eye of the Tiger'

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.

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.


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