LED ZEPPELIN PLAGIARISM SUIT THROWN OUT BY THE SUPREME COURT
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a copyright claim over Led Zeppelin’s classic Stairway to Heaven, capping a long-running legal dispute over the song. A lower court in California last March had ruled that the British rockers had plagiarized the opening riff from Taurus, which was written by Randy Wolfe of a Los Angeles band called Spirit.
The decision on Monday by the country’s highest court not to hear the case definitively ends the legal challenges which had been closely watched by the music industry.
Led Zeppelin had initially won the case in 2016, with the court at the time finding no proof that the 1971 classic breached the copyright of Taurus.
However that ruling was overturned on appeal in 2018.
Read more at CBS News.
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