This all started when the estate of Randy Wolfe accused the legendary band Led Zeppelin of stealing a passage from his song to use as an opening guitar riff on the song ‘Stairway to Heaven.’
The Justice Department just filed a friend of the court brief supporting the band Led Zeppelin in the copyright dispute over their legendary song, “Stairway to Heaven.”
According to the New York Post, DOJ officials claimed in their brief, which was filed late Thursday, that the case should not be pursued further, despite requests from a three-judge panel Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
In case our readers forgot this classic song:
A jury heard the case in 2016 and ruled in favor of ‘Led Zeppelin.’ It was the court of appeals that claimed it should have listened to the song instead of ruling on testimony from music experts.
The case will go before the appeals court next month.
Kennedy Center Honors version by the band ‘Heart’ at the 14:00 point in the video below is worth a listen if you can make it through the gratuitous shots of Obama.