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"LOS ANGELES (AP) — Music spoke louder than words of witnesses for a jury Thursday that decided Led Zeppelin did not lift a riff from an obscure 1960s instrumental for the intro to its classic 1971 rock anthem 'Stairway to Heaven.' Within 15 minutes of seeing video clips of an acoustic guitarist playing the opening to 'Stairway' and a similar passage from 'Taurus,' written by the late Randy Wolfe, the Los Angeles federal jurors handed Led Zeppelin a major legal victory in a debate that has divided music fans for decades. The 'Taurus' recording contains a section that sounds like the instantly identifiable start of 'Stairway,' but lawyers for the trust had to overcome a big hurdle in copyright law. Because recordings prior to 1978 aren't protected by copyright, they had to rely on expert renditions of the sheet music filed with the U.S. Copyright Office. In several hours of charming and cheeky testimony, they described the", www.chron.com
"A Los Angeles jury has gone home for the day without reaching a verdict in a copyright lawsuit that claims Led Zeppelin's guitarist and singer stole a riff from the band Spirit for their 1971 hit 'Stairway to Heaven.' Lawyers have delivered closing arguments in the trial of a Los Angeles copyright lawsuit that claims Led Zeppelin's guitarist and singer stole a riff from the band Spirit for their 1971 hit 'Stairway to Heaven.' Plaintiff's attorney Francis Malofiy told the jury Wednesday that Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are amazing musicians but he criticized them as having selective memories and convenient truths on the witness stand.", www.sfchronicle.com
"Led Zeppelin did not steal a riff from an obscure 1960s instrumental for the introduction of its classic rock anthem “Stairway to Heaven,” a federal jury decided Thursday, legally settling a debate that has divided music fans for decades.", www.washingtonpost.com
"Los Angeles, June 21, 2016 (AFP) -Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant denied on Tuesday having stolen the opening of the rock group's iconic song 'Stairway to Heaven,' telling a jury he had written the anthem decades ago while in the English countryside.", timesofindia.indiatimes.com
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