2016 — Spirit versus Led Zeppelin
A couple of weeks ago in LA, a jury ruled that Led Zeppelin’s famous anthem Stairway to Heaven did not infringe on the copyright of the song Taurus by the band Spirit. In the courtroom, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant looked a little dazed and confused, but relieved.
Courts haven’t always sided this way. Here’s a side by side comparison of two more of the most well-known copyright cases in Rock History. Listen and see how you’d vote as a juror.