23rd June 2016

Hamlins’ EMIP partner discusses Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven court case in The Times.

Led Zeppelin have been in court this week defending against the claim that the opening passage of Stairway to Heaven was stolen from Taurus by the band Spirit. The claim is being made 48 years after the release of Taurus.

Laurence Gilmore, head of Hamlins’ media and entertainment team, discusses the copyright infringement and intellectual property rights that he claims are ‘’at the heart of this legal challenge’’. He offers valuable insight into how the case might be dealt with in the UK compared to the US, discussing the basis for damages in both countries. Additionally, Laurence draws on examples of similar claims in the music industry to complement his legal analysis of the Led Zeppelin case.

Read the full article here:

Will a court date lead to a Stairway to Heaven? The Times 23rd June 2016


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