Jimmy breaks si­lence on Led’s pla­gia­rism trial

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Leg­endary gui­tarist Jimmy Page (left) has bro­ken his si­lence on Led Zep­pelin's Stair­way to Heaven pla­gia­rism trial. The rock band’s found­ing gui­tarist pre­vi­ously re­mained silent as the band was ac­cused of rip­ping off Spirit’s 1968 song Taurus for the in­tro to Stair­way to Heaven.

Page took to Face­book to ad­dress the pla­gia­rism trial and thanked fans af­ter the band won the suit last month, re­ports aceshow­biz.com.

“A few weeks have past since the judg­ment of the Stair­way to Heaven case in Los An­ge­les. The jury reached to a unan­i­mous de­ci­sion in a re­mark­ably short time,” Page wrote.

“Through­out the lengthy jour­ney to that ver­dict, and even more re­cently, I have re­ceived and been aware of the over­whelm­ing wave of sup­port, en­cour­age­ment, and con­grat­u­la­tions that has been deeply mov­ing,” he added.

Page thanked all his fans who “con­trib­uted such a pos­i­tive en­ergy” to him.

Al­though Led Zep­pelin came out as the win­ner in the copy­right in­fringe­ment law­suit against Spirit, the case is not over yet. Michael Skid­more, who rep­re­sents the es­tate of late Spirit gui­tarist Randy Cal­i­for­nia, filed an ap­peal on July 23.

Skid­more's at­tor­ney Fran­cis Malofiy said Led Zep­pelin “won on a tech­ni­cal­ity”, since the judge would not al­low him to play the record­ings of the songs. He likened the ex­pe­ri­ence to “fight­ing with one foot sta­pled to the floor”.

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