Devlin Hartline comments on the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ copyright case

Devlin Hartline, Assistant Professor & Assistant Director, Communications and Publications, CPIP

Francis Malofiy argued the case on behalf Michael Skidmore, a journalist who represents the estate of the late Spirit frontman Randy Wolfe. Skidmore sued Zeppelin in 2014, alleging that the opening of “Stairway” borrowed its descending melody from Spirit’s 1968 track “Taurus.”

variety.com, September 24