Re: Led Zeppelin did not steal Stairway To Heaven riff

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MummyChunk

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Mar 10, 2020, 5:55:43 PM3/10/20
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> JAB wrote:
> Led Zeppelin did not steal Stairway To Heaven riff, appeals court
> rules
>
> Led Zeppelin have triumphed in a long-running copyright dispute
after
> a US appeals court ruled they did not steal the opening riff in
> Stairway To Heaven.
>
> The British rock legends were accused in 2014 of ripping off a
song
> called Taurus by the US band Spirit.
>
> Taurus was written in 1968, three years before Stairway To Heaven.
>
> Now, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has
upheld a
> 2016 trial verdict that found Led Zeppelin did not copy it.
>
> Stairway To Heaven regularly appears on lists of the greatest rock
> songs ever written, and the case has been one of the music
industry's
> longest-running and closely-watched disputes.
>
> Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page, who
wrote
> the song, could have faced a bill for millions of dollars in
damages
> if they had lost.
>
> https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-51805905

Thank
God there is still some sanity in the court systems of the world.


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Mar 22, 2020, 2:26:27 PM3/22/20
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The Appeals Court knew of their reworkings of old blues songs on half if not more of their discography? LOL! They were probably a bunch of old curmudgeons who had never even heard of Zep. The ruling means absolute bupkess!
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