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Old 07-17-2016, 04:47 AM   #55
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JEFF BECK Comments On LED ZEPPELIN’s “Stairway To Heaven” Lawsuit – “I Had To Smirk”

Guitarist Jeff Beck “had to smirk” when he heard about the Led Zeppelin “Stairway To Heaven” plagiarism case when a representative of the band Spirit claimed that Zeppelin stole the chord progression from their instrumental track “Taurus”.

"I had to smirk because I knew that Jimmy (Page) and Robert (Plant) would come out on top," Beck tells Billboard. "Apparently you can't copyright a chord sequence. It has to have a lyric or some kind of a meaningful melody to be copyrighted. And it is a chord sequence which has been used loads of times, but not in such an iconic way. It clearly is the same chord sequence (as Spirit's 'Taurus'), but then we're all guilty of stealing a chord sequence and sticking some words on top of it. So I think it's a bit of bravado to try to bring it to court, but Jimmy came out ahead. So, lucky Old Jim!"
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Led Zeppelin: Stairway To Heaven trial verdict appealed

https://www.hennemusic.com/2017/03/le...ven-trial.html
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Led Zeppelin Seek Legal Fees Over 'Stairway' Verdict Appeal

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JEFF BECK Comments On LED ZEPPELIN’s “Stairway To Heaven” Lawsuit – “I Had To Smirk”

Guitarist Jeff Beck “had to smirk” when he heard about the Led Zeppelin “Stairway To Heaven” plagiarism case when a representative of the band Spirit claimed that Zeppelin stole the chord progression from their instrumental track “Taurus”.

"I had to smirk because I knew that Jimmy (Page) and Robert (Plant) would come out on top," Beck tells Billboard. "Apparently you can't copyright a chord sequence. It has to have a lyric or some kind of a meaningful melody to be copyrighted. And it is a chord sequence which has been used loads of times, but not in such an iconic way. It clearly is the same chord sequence (as Spirit's 'Taurus'), but then we're all guilty of stealing a chord sequence and sticking some words on top of it. So I think it's a bit of bravado to try to bring it to court, but Jimmy came out ahead. So, lucky Old Jim!"
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Re: Did Led Zeppelin Cop “Stairway to Heaven” from Another Band?

Just to expand upon my post #9 above from 2014, I'm pretty sure that Page got that chord sequence from Davy Graham's instrumental recording of "Cry Me A River". It was a hit in England in the late 50's, when a teenage Jimmy Page was learning the guitar. It predates "Taurus" by about 10 years, so although Page did steal the chord progression (which isn't actionable), he didn't steal it from Spirit.
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Led Zeppelin Face Retrial in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Suit

A court of appeals overturned their win because some of the jury instructions were deemed erroneous and prejudicial

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...n-suit-730941/
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Led Zeppelin Appeal Stairway To Heaven Retrial Ruling

Led Zeppelin have filed an appeal over a recent decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco that overturned a 2016 jury verdict that found that the iconic UK band did not steal any original music from "Taurus", a 1968 track by the Los Angeles band Spirit.

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Court agrees to listen to Led Zeppelin in 'Stairway' appeal

SAN FRANCISCO — "Stairway to Heaven" will get another hearing, this time to a packed house.

A panel of 11 judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed Monday to hear Led Zeppelin's appeal in a copyright lawsuit alleging the group stole its 1971 rock epic from an obscure 1960s instrumental.

In a 2016 trial that included testimony from Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and singer Robert Plant, a jury found that "Stairway to Heaven" did not significantly resemble the song "Taurus," written by the late Randy Wolfe and performed by his band Spirit.

Page said he wrote the music for the song and Plant the lyrics, and that both were original.

But in September, a three-judge panel from the 9th Circuit ruled that the judge at the trial had failed to advise the jury properly, and ordered a new trial . The judges unanimously found that the trial judge was wrong to tell jurors that individual elements of a song such as its notes or scale may not qualify for copyright protection, because a combination of those elements may qualify if they are sufficiently original.

Led Zeppelin's lawyers moved to the next level of appeal, asking for the larger group of judges to rehear the case, and the request was granted. The 11-judge panel will hear the case in late September in San Francisco.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news...cid=spartandhp
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