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Led Zeppelin scored a victory in a copyright infringement battle with the rock band’s “Stairway to Heaven” song, ” according to the report.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld on Monday a jury found that the Road is not to rip of the instrumental to the intro from Spirit’s song “Taurus.”
The legal battle began in 2014 when Michael Skidmore, one of the heirs to the Spirit frontman Randy Wolfe, called for the British rockers to the report.
LED ZEPPELIN’S ‘STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN’, THE DISPUTE REIGNITED WHEN A JUDGE HITS THE REPEAT COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, IN THE CASE OF
In this July 13, 1985 file photo, Led Zeppelin bandmates, singer Robert Plant, left, and guitarist Jimmy Page, reunite to perform for the Live Aid famine relief concert at the john f. john f. kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, pennsylvania.
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“Taurus” was written in 1968, three years before “Stairway To Heaven”. A 2016, and the jury found that the Road does not move. However, a judge ruled that there were errors in the proceedings, and that a new trial was ordered.
Led Zeppelin’s lawyers then appealed to the full circuit, and the case was heard in September of last year. A panel of 11 judges voted 9-2 in led Zeppelin’s favor on Monday.
Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page, who wrote the song, it could be faced with a bill for millions of dollars in damages if they had lost it.
Jimmy Page and Robert Plant will be performing live on the stage.
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Attorney Ed McPherson, who filed a brief in support of Led Zeppelin, said he has “renewed his faith” in the 9th Circuit, since the “great decision” was made, according to Variety.
Lawyers for led Zeppelin and Skidmore, do not immediately react to Fox News’ request for comment.