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Led Zeppelin wins lawsuit!, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0


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Led Zeppelin win “Stairway to Heaven” plagiarism lawsuit | Consequence of Sound

The longstanding copyright dispute regarding Led Zeppelin’s classic “Stairway to Heaven” has finally been resolved. After a day of deliberations, a jury in Los Angeles found that the band did not plagiarize Spirit’s song “Taurus”.The trial, which began back on June 14th, saw the attorneys representing the estate of Spirit founder Randy “California” Wolfe go head-to-head with Zeppelin, accusing them of lifting the Spirit song “Taurus”, which was written and recorded in 1967. In the time between then and the recording of “Stairway to Heaven” in 1971, Zeppelin toured with Spirit. Guitarist Jimmy Page acknowledged that Spirit may have influenced his writing of the song, but called accusations of plagiarism “ridiculous.”

Jury members had much to consider while determining their verdict, as Rolling Stone reports. The main attorney for California’s estate, Francis Malofiy, emphatically represented his plaintiff, telling the court, “This case is about copying. Give. Credit. Where. Credit. is Due.” He also called upon expert witnesses who supported presiding US District Judge R. Gary Klausner’s April findings, saying both “Taurus” and “Stairway” possess “substantial similarity…that is memorable and unique.”

Led Zeppelin win “Stairway to Heaven” plagiarism lawsuit

Led Zeppelin win “Stairway to Heaven” plagiarism lawsuit

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Posted by Chuck Gee - June 23, 2016 at 11:43 AM

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Robert Plant hints he’d be open to a Led Zeppelin reunion

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Led Zeppelin in 1973.

After their tantalizing one-off gig in 2007, Robert Plant has hinted that he’s open to a Led Zeppelin reunion next year. Speaking to Australia’s version of 60 Minutes,” the singer deflected the notion that he’s the reason for Zeppelin’s dormancy.

“[Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones] are Capricorns. They don’t say a word. They’re quite contained in their own worlds and they leave it to me,” said Plant. “I’m not the bad guy . . . You need to see the Capricorns – I’ve got nothing to do in 2014.”

Posted by Chuck Gee - February 19, 2013 at 5:33 PM

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