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'Eye of the Tiger' Singer Violates Newt Copyright

Survivor frontman sings from Gingrich book on 'Colbert '
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2012 4:13 AM CST
Updated Feb 3, 2012 4:30 AM CST

(Newser) – Newt Gingrich's unauthorized use of Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" has led to a lawsuit—and now revenge. On the Colbert Report, Survivor frontman Dave Bickler took to the stage and infringed Newt's copyright by singing line after line from Gingrich's most recent book, A Nation Like No Other, to the tune of "Eye of the Tiger." The Rocky III anthem is "an obvious parallel for Newt," Colbert quipped. "He’s an underdog, a born scrapper, and he’s fighting for the chance to be smacked around by a black guy." (Read more Election 2012 stories.)

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