Lawsuit

8 Songs That Were Accused Of Plagiarizing Other Artists

When it comes to music, art, jokes, writing, etc, plagiarism is a big red flag. Sometimes filing a lawsuit is warranted, while other times it can be downright silly. Sometimes it's clearly obvious someone copied another's work. Other times it can be purely coincidental, or "parallel thinking."...
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Led Zeppelin Not Guilty Of Stealing "Stairway To Heaven" Riff

It may have been the biggest lawsuit the band has ever faced, but after six days, hours of testimonies, and much deliberation, the jury in the case of Led Zeppelin vs Spirit found Led Zeppelin not guilty of plagiarism of Spirit's "Taurus" with the famous "Stairway To Heaven." The lawsuit was filed...
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10 Led Zeppelin Songs That Are Actually Rip-Offs

With both the prosecution and the defense resting their arguments in the court case against Led Zeppelin 's "Stairway to Heaven" for allegedly stealing the guitar melody to Spirit 's song "Taurus," the fate of one of the most popular rock songs to ever exist rests on the shoulders of the jury. But...
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The Led Zeppelin Copyright Trial Is A Whole Lotta Chaos

With Day 4 of Led Zeppelin 's day in court over alleged copyright violations, as bassist John Paul Jones took to the stand. With his former bandmates Jimmy Page and Robert Plant in attendance, the trial served as an unintended reunion of Led Zeppelin's surviving members. Jones took the the stand to...
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Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway To Heaven' Copyright Trial Underway

In what could be the trial of 2016, the case to determine whether or not Led Zeppelin 's "Stairway To Heaven," one of the most iconic rock songs ever composed, was ripped from Spirit 's song "Taurus." The lawsuit was filed by Michael Skidmore , the administrator of the trust of Spirit's guitarist...
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25 Years Later, Temple Of The Dog Mastertapes Returned To Chris Cornell

After a lengthy 25 years, Chris Cornell has finally acquired the legendary mastertapes from Temple Of The Dog 's breakthrough album, which featured members from both Soundgarden and Pearl Jam . According to TMZ , Cornell and his record label A&M Records, finally reached a settlement from a 25-...
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Five Finger Death Punch Joins New Record Label

After a very public dispute between Five Finger Death Punch and their record label Prospect Park, after many defamatory allegations were made against them, the members of FFDP have signed a new record deal with BMG's High Rise Records, with a new album estimated to be released upon the expiration...
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Robert Plant & Jimmy Page To Attend 'Stairway To Heaven' Trial

"Stairway to Heaven" is one of, if not the most, popular song in rock n' roll. For decades Led Zeppelin became a household name as one of the greatest rock bands to ever walk the Earth. Now the copyright of the song is being contested by Michael Skidmore on behalf of the late Spirit guitarist Randy...
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Five Finger Death Punch's Producer Comments On Prospect Park Lawsuit

Last month, Five Finger Death Punch received a lawsuit from their record label "Prospect Park" for allegedly violating contractural agreements, which also came with some scathing and defaming statements made against the members of the band. In response, Five Finger Death Punch retaliated with a...
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Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway To Heaven' Lawsuit Could Be Settled For $1. But There's A Catch

The ongoing dispute between Led Zeppelin and Spirit over the copyright of 'Stairway To Heaven' may be drawing to a close when jurors will deliberate their verdict on May 10th. Members of Spirit have accused Led Zeppelin of taking the instrumental track off of their song 'Taurus' and applied it to '...
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