Jury rules that Led Zeppelin didn't rip off 'Stairway to Heaven'

June 23, 2016 5:01 PM

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After over a week of deliberations, a jury in a California court ruled on Thursday that Led Zeppelin's 1971 track — not to mention a lasting legacy of rock n roll — was not a rip-off of Spirit's "Taurus."

In a unanimous vote at Los Angeles' Edward R. Roybal Federal Building, a jury denied the copyright infringement claim filed by Michael Skidmore, a representative for the trust of Spirit guitarist and "Taurus" writer Randy Wolfe, and Spirit bassist Mark Andes.

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