Led Zeppelin Isn't Actually Losing the Stairway to Heaven Lawsuit

Led Zeppelin (John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page) performing live in 1980 Photograph by Rob Verhorst/Redferns

If you’re a Led Zeppelin fan feeling concerned in recent days that band seems to be losing a lawsuit over the authorship of Stairway to Heaven, don’t be alarmed. Contrary to a flurry of headlines, Jimmy Page and company actually haven’t suffered defeat in the first round of the copyright-infringement case. Led Zeppelin might even be winning.

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