A US appeal court has restored a jury verdict that found Led Zeppelin did not steal their landmark song Stairway To Heaven.
The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco handed the major win to guitarist Jimmy Page and singer Robert Plant and dealt a blow to the estate of Randy Wolfe of the band Spirit.
The estate had claimed that the 1971 mega-hit violated the copyright of a 1968 song called Taurus.
At issue is the classic acoustic introduction to Stairway To Heaven – constantly played by amateurs in guitar shops for nearly 50 years – and the riff at the centre of the instrumental Taurus, which follows a similar line.
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