Led Zeppelin wins ‘Stairway to Heaven’ copyright trial! Plant and Page were accused of stealing the song’s iconic riff from Spirit’s 1968 instrumental track “Taurus”. US District Judge Gary Klausner ruled in April that “Stairway to Heaven” bore “substantial” similarities with “Taurus”. The jury found that the two songs were not “substantially similar” in their fundamental elements, with the ruling welcomed by musicians as a victory for creative freedom.
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