January 16, 2021

Page and Plant’s win in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ case seen as bolstering songwriters’ creative rights

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By Amanda Bronstad, From The National Law Journal Thursday’s verdict for Led Zeppelin in the copyright trial over the 1971 hit song “Stairway to Heaven” reaffirms the creative rights of songwriters while demonstrating the difficulties in pursuing infringement over sheet music, according to legal experts following the case. The jury’s decision followed a highly publicized trial […]

Led Zeppelin wants drug and alcohol evidence barred at ‘Stairway’ trial

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By Amanda Bronstad, From The National Law Journal Rock legends Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are poised to appear at trial next month in a copyright fight over Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven,” but they want evidence about alleged past escapades with drugs and alcohol kept outside the courtroom.   Both go to trial on May […]