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Judges Skeptical About Ordering New 'Stairway To Heaven' Trial

Here's the latest from RTT news regarding the copyright lawsuit involving Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven.

Judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco have hinted that they don't feel there is need for a new trial in the copyright suit involving the widely popular Led Zeppelin song "Stairway to Heaven."

The estate of the late Randy Wolfe argues parts of "Stairway To Heaven" were taken from the 1968 song "Taurus" from the rock band Spirit.

The plaintiffs' attorney reportedly argued that the copyrighted composition of "Taurus" should include the song as performed, not as its lyrics written on paper because the album version is much closer to "Stairway" than it appears on paper.

"You've got to get your sound recording in to win, don't you?" Judge Andrew D. Hurwitz asked plaintiffs' attorney Francis Malofiy. "You lose the case unless you do. A hundred times out of a hundred."

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