Gingrich Sued for Using ‘Eye of the Tiger’ Throughout Campaign

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SUMTER COUNTY, FL - JANUARY 29: Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA) addresses a campaign rally at The Villages, master-planned age-restricted retirement community, January 29, 2012 in Sumter County, Florida. Gingrich picked up the endorsement of former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain Saturday night, three days before the January 31 GOP primary. Gingrich predicted Saturday, "If we win Florida, I will be the nominee." (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Photo: Chip Somodevilla/2012 Getty Images

Adding insult to alleged injury, plaintiff Frank Sullivan (for Rude Music, Inc., the copyright holder), the founding member of the band Survivor, noted Gingrich's own recent remarks on copyright in the complaint. "We have a patent office, we have a copyright law," the complaint attributed to Gingrich. "If a company finds that it has genuinely been infringed upon, it has a right to sue ... " According to Rude Music, Gingrich has used the song without permission numerous times during his campaign and at appearances over the past three years. Fingers crossed for an audible to R.E.M.'s Man on the Moon.