This is an update to Led Zeppelin Getting Sued Over “Stairway to Heaven”
Thanks to Mark for bringing this new development to my attention.
According to various sources it looks like the case will move forward and Zeppelin might have their day in court.
Now, Zeppelin and their music companies have requested that the case be dismissed, as the “individual defendants are British citizens residing in England, own no property in Pennsylvania and have no contacts with Pennsylvania, let alone ties sufficient to render them essentially at home here,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The judge, however, said no to that request — so the band will now be forced to move forward with the suit. – source
In response, the plaintiff amended the lawsuit with some emphasis on why a Pennsylvania judge should oversee the case: “Defendants are subject to specific jurisdiction in this district because they make millions of dollars from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania by directly targeting this district for the exploitation of ‘Stairway to Heaven’ through CD sales, digital downloading, radio and television play, advertising, marketing, concert performances, other performances, licensing, and otherwise targeting resident individuals and businesses to profit off the exploitation of ‘Stairway to Heaven.’” – source
And here’s the music. I’m still not sure why Dolly Parton is not included in this mess but have a listen anyway:
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