Newt Gingrich Sued For Using A Survivor Song During Campaigning
January 31, 2012 at 3:34 AM (PT)
RUDE MUSIC INC. filed a lawsuit in ILLINOIS Federal Court YESTERDAY (1/30) against NEWT GINGRICH for using the SURVIVOR song "Eye Of The Tiger" as part of his campaign. The lawsuit claims that GINGRICH has been using the song at various political events without permission since 2009.
RUDE MUSIC INC. is owned by one of the members of the band SURVIVOR which owns the rights to the song. In the lawsuit, RUDE MUSIC INC. asked the judge to order GINGRICH and his team to stop using the song "Eye Of The Tiger" immediately and is seeking unspecified damages for GINGRICH's use of the song since 2009.
SURVIVOR's last studio album was released in 1997.