Welcome
IP Law News

‘Stairway to Heaven’ Case to Go Before Full Appeals Court (1)

June 10, 2019, 7:30 PMUpdated: June 10, 2019, 10:04 PM

Led Zeppelin won its bid for the full 11-judge U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to review a decision to revive a lawsuit accusing the band of stealing the opening chords of “Stairway to Heaven.”

A three-judge panel in September gave a second chance to the trust of Randy California, which claimed the band’s 1971 song ripped off the late guitarist’s riff in his band’s 1968 song “Taurus.”

The move will reignite the fight over whether a U.S. District Court for the Central District of California judge should have allowed a jury to hear the song by California’s...

To read the full article log in. To learn more about a subscription click here.