Misuse Of Inverse Ratio Copyright Rule Continues In 9th Circ.

By Ethan Wong and Andrew Thomas (January 7, 2020, 5:09 PM EST) -- This fall, in a much-anticipated en banc hearing, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit considered the fate of one of classic rock's iconic anthems, "Stairway to Heaven." Michael Skidmore — suing as the trustee of the estate of the deceased lead singer of a band called Spirit — appealed a jury verdict finding that Led Zeppelin did not infringe Spirit's song "Taurus" in creating "Stairway to Heaven."...

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