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Led Zeppelin ruling may help plaintiffs in other music copyright suits

Ellie Mertens, New York


The Ninth Circuit’s Stairway to Heaven opinion has already been cited in an Ed Sheeran dispute. Copyright practitioners discuss its impact and issues to watch in the retrial

The Ninth Circuit recently vacated in part the district court’s judgement that Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven did not infringe Spirit’s 1960s instrumental track Taurus.

The appeals court has remanded the case for a new trial with...


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