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Fox Sports Networks Sued Over Use of ‘House of the Rising Sun’

Sept. 27, 2021, 8:51 PM

Fox Sports Networks LLC and Australian sports channel Seven Network were hit with a suit Monday in the Central District of California alleging they used the song “The House of the Rising Sun” in relation to the broadcast of Australian Football League matches without authorization.

Plaintiffs Twelve Sixty LLC and Robert and Aron Marderosian allege the networks have used their copyrighted recording of the song to publicize and promote AFL Premiership Football in the United States in broadcasts that feature “significant portions of plaintiffs’ master recording in a pre-produced segment.”

Fox broadcasts the AFL segments in the US, including in ...

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