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How Led Zeppelin ‘Stairway’ Win Could Affect Music Copyright Liability

Led Zeppelin’s victory over allegations the band stole the opening chords of “Stairway to Heaven” may reverse the swell in copyright infringement lawsuits over pop songs that followed last year’s “Blurred Lines” verdict. “‘Blurred Lines’ left everything wide open,” William …

Jury Backs Led Zeppelin in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Copyright Trial

Led Zeppelin won’t have to share royalties from one of rock-and-roll’s masterpieces after a jury found guitarist Jimmy Page and singer Robert Plant didn’t steal the opening chords of “Stairway to Heaven” from an obscure 1968 instrumental. Thursday’s verdict followed …

Led Zeppelin ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Copyright Case Goes to Jury

The recollections of Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant about events 45 years ago were questioned a final time before jurors were asked to decide who to believe about the genesis of the band’s classic “Stairway to Heaven.” Plant …

Zeppelin’s Page Testifies He Never Heard Song with Contested ‘Stairway’ Riff

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page said a 1968 instrumental he’s accused of ripping off for the band’s iconic “Stairway to Heaven” was alien to him when he first heard it a few years ago. Page testified Wednesday in a trial …

‘Stairway to Heaven’ Copyright Trial Opens

The trial over whether Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant stole the iconic opening riff to “Stairway to Heaven” opened with testimony about when the British rockers might have heard the 1968 song they’re accused of copying. Jurors in …