Michael Skidmore has been in search of royalties from Jimmy Web page and Robert Plant since 2014, accusing them of infringing Spirit’s ‘Taurus’ to create their rock anthem.
Jimmy Web page and Robert Plant have gained one other determination of their long-running authorized spat with the trustee of songwriter Randy Wolfe (Randy California) over rock anthem “Stairway to Heaven”.
Michael Skidmore has been chasing the Led Zeppelin stars for royalties since 2014, claiming they infringed Spirit star Wolfe’s “Taurus” to create “Stairway to Heaven”.
Lawmakers handed a courtroom victory to the band in 2016 however Skidmore appealed the choice and scored a retrial final 12 months.
However now the Ninth Circuit Court docket of Appeals has reversed that ruling, insisting the unique verdict was the proper one and Led Zeppelin aren’t responsible of copyright infringement.
“The trial and appeal process has been a long climb up the Stairway to Heaven,” the brand new verdict concludes. “The parties and their counsel have acquitted themselves well in presenting complicated questions of copyright law. We affirm the judgment that Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ did not infringe Spirit’s ‘Taurus’.”