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Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin, 16-56057

Granted a new trial in a copyright case involving a claim that Led Zeppelin copied key portions of its hit Stairway to Heaven from a song written by a musician named Randy Wolfe. Held that several jury instructions were erroneous and prejudicial, including the instructions on originality, and thus vacated the jury’s verdict of no infringement.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2018/09/28



  • United States Ninth Circuit


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