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Stairway to Heaven copyright decision is music to Led Zeppelin’s ears

Natalie Rahhal, New York


The Central District of California’s June 23 verdict in Skidmore v Zeppelin will ease fears raised after last year’s Blurred Lines case that juries are more likely to find infringement in copyright cases involving songs

In 2014, Michael Skidmore, a Trustee for the estate of the band Spirit’s guitarist, Randy “California” Wolfe, filed suit against Led Zeppelin, claiming that the band’s famous “Stairway to Heaven” was a rip off of Spirit’s “Taurus”.  ...


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