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The song(s) remain(s) the same… or very similar September 30, 2018

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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This will never end, the Zeppelin/Spirit Stairway to Heaven/Taurus issue.

A US appeals court has ordered a new trial in a lawsuit accusing Led Zeppelin of copying an obscure 1960s instrumental for the intro to its classic 1971 rock anthem Stairway to Heaven.

A federal court jury in Los Angeles two years ago found Led Zeppelin did not steal the famous riff from the song Taurus by the band Spirit.

But a three-judge panel of the 9th US circuit court of appeals in San Francisco ruled unanimously that the lower court judge provided erroneous jury instructions that misled jurors about copyright law central to the suit. It sent the case back to the court for another trial.

Previous posts from the CLR here. And what of Davey Graham who if anyone should feel ownership of the guitar line would have a right to be first in line…

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