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Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page in 1973. Picture source: Wikipedia

Classic 70’s rock band, Led Zeppelin are being accused of plagiarizing the famous opening riff of their song, Stairway to heaven. Rock band Spirit say the riff is curiously similar to the hook from their 1968 track, Taurus. The estate of the late Spirit guitarist, Randy California is initiating the case, with Led Zeppelin members, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page to face trial next month at the U.S district court. The outcome of this case may pave the way for how the situation is handled in the future, and whether intellectual property laws will stifle creativity.

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