Zeppelin Accusers Ask Supreme Court To Tackle 'Stairway'

Law360 (August 12, 2020, 5:03 PM EDT) -- A long-running copyright battle over Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven" has reached the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, with a petition warning the justices that the case has been a "disaster" for artists and a "gift" to record companies.

The petition for certiorari, filed Tuesday, asked the high court to overturn a March ruling by the en banc Ninth Circuit that cleared the band of accusations that it stole "Stairway" from a little-known 1967 song called "Taurus" by the band Spirit.

The Ninth Circuit's ruling, which contained key holdings on the limits of music copyright law, "erodes the foundations of copyright...

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