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Led Zeppelin Plagiarism – Copy, Right?

Led Zeppelin Plagiarism – Copy, Right?

Dennis, our Logic Pro Expert site editor, sent Doug and I an interesting article a couple of days ago. It concerns a pending copyright suit against Led Zeppelin that alleges the song “Stairway To Heaven” was stolen from the song “Taurus” by a band called Spirit, whom they were touring with at the time. We’ve been talking back and forth about it, and it not surprisingly lead us to a discussion on the larger question of what constitutes an original idea versus stealing. Following are some thoughts we’ve been bouncing around.

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