Olympic figure skaters settle copyright dispute with composers

By Hailey Konnath (July 21, 2022, 10:45 p.m. EDT) — Figure skater pair Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier have agreed to settle a copyright lawsuit over their use of a cover of “House of the Rising Sun,” a folk song made popular by Bob Dylan and The Animals, according to a notice filed Thursday in California federal court.

Los Angeles brothers Robert and Aron Marderosian had accused the figure skaters of infringing on their copyrights during their routine while competing at the Beijing Winter Olympics, an event broadcast in the United States by NBC. They said Thursday that all parties to the lawsuit, including NBC, Comcast, Peacock and USA Network,…

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