Court Rules In Favor Of Led Zeppelin In 'Stairway To Heaven' Appeal

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Published on March 9, 2020 - Duration: 00:37s

Court Rules In Favor Of Led Zeppelin In 'Stairway To Heaven' Appeal

Rock Band Led Zeppelin has successfully persuaded a U.S. appeals court to reinstate a jury verdict in their favor.

The decision is in regard to whether or not the legendary band stole the opening guitar riff for “Stairway to Heaven”.

In a 9-2 decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said Led Zeppelin did not steal the chords.

According to the court, Robert Plant's and Jimmy Page’s 1971 rock anthem does not infringe on another song.

Randy Wolfe, guitarist for the band "Spirit" accused Led Zeppelin of stealing their sound from his song "Taurus".

According to Reuters, the case has been one of the music industry’s most closely watched copyright cases.

Wolfe drowned in 1997, and the case was brought by a trustee for his estate.

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