Led Zeppelin Beats 'Stairway' Copyright Case At 9th Circ.

By Bill Donahue (March 9, 2020, 12:12 PM EDT) -- The full Ninth Circuit sided with Led Zeppelin on Monday and rejected a high-profile copyright lawsuit accusing the band of stealing the intro to "Stairway to Heaven" from a little-known song.

Janet Wolfe holds a photo of her brother Randy Wolfe, better known as Spirit frontman Randy California, outside federal court in Los Angeles in 2016. The Ninth Circuit on Monday reinstated a jury verdict clearing Led Zeppelin of infringing a Spirit song. (AP)

Ruling en banc, the appeals court reinstated a 2016 jury verdict that cleared the band of infringing a 1967 instrumental ballad called "Taurus" by the band Spirit....

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