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Old 06-24-2019, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Kathleen View Post

That's a big..........groan........
2019 UPDATE: But the joke might end up being on us:
A U.S. appeals court decided on Monday to review its recent decision regarding whether Led Zeppelin stole the opening guitar riff for its 1971 anthem Stairway to Heaven...The rock band...had been accused of copyright infringement for stealing the riff from Taurus, a song written in 1967 by the guitarist Randy Wolfe of the lesser-known band Spirit...Wolfe drowned in 1997...

A jury in Los Angeles ruled in favor of Led Zeppelin in June 2016, but the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 last September that errors by the trial judge required a new trial.

He said the three-judge panel erred in deciding that a sheet music “deposit copy” of Taurus, rather than sound recordings by Spirit, defined the scope of what could be copyrighted under the federal 1909 Copyright Act...

Fortunately, this post won't be ending on a downbeat:
CNN: Facebook has reversed a ban it placed on a classic 1793 Led Zeppelin album...cover...Houses of the violated its policies...(T)he social media giant('s)...guidelines state that they "do not allow content that sexually exploits or endangers children..."

The Grammy-nominated album's artwork shows stylized images of nude children climbing the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland...

...(Facebook said) (i)n a statement to Ultimate Classic Rock, with more than a million followers on Facebook..."As our community standards explain, we don't allow nude images of children on Facebook...But we know this a culturally significant image. Therefore, we're restoring the posts we removed."

Remember how we used to talk about busting out? We'd break their hearts together...forever...

You and me and our old friends / hoping it would never end / holding on to never say goodbye...

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