Trump Administration Defends Led Zeppelin in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Case

Trump Administration Defends Led Zeppelin in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Case

The Justice Department has officially gotten themselves involved in Led Zeppelin’s copyright case.

The band’s “Stairway to Heaven” copyright case will be reheard next month and numerous bands have expressed their support. Amongst the support is the Trump administration, which has filed a friend of court brief last Thursday, according to NBC News.

The brief states that the initial judge in the first case back in 2016 was correct to make the decision that Led Zeppelin did not violate copyright laws.

The case dates back to five years ago when Led Zeppelin were accused of copying the opening riff from Spirit’s “Taurus” for “Stairway to Heaven.” Although Zeppelin ended up winning the case in 2016, it was reopened since the jury did not hear the recordings in court.

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