FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, left, and singer Robert Plant appear at a press conference ahead of the worldwide theatrical release of "Celebration Day," a concert film of their 2007 London O2 arena reunion show, in New York. Led Zeppelin's lawyers asked a judge Monday, June 20, 2016, to throw out a case accusing the band's songwriters of ripping off a riff for "Stairway to Heaven." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, left, and singer Robert Plant appear at a press conference ahead of the worldwide theatrical release of "Celebration Day," a concert film of their 2007 London O2 arena reunion show, in New York. Led Zeppelin's lawyers asked a judge Monday, June 20, 2016, to throw out a case accusing the band's songwriters of ripping off a riff for "Stairway to Heaven." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, left, and singer Robert Plant appear at a press conference ahead of the worldwide theatrical release of "Celebration Day," a concert film of their 2007 London O2 arena reunion show, in New York. Led Zeppelin's lawyers asked a judge Monday, June 20, 2016, to throw out a case accusing the band's songwriters of ripping off a riff for "Stairway to Heaven." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Led Zeppelin didn’t steal music for ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ jury rules

At issue in the case was whether the British band stole the opening passage from an instrumental song by L.A. rock outfit Spirit

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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, left, and singer Robert Plant appear at a press conference ahead of the worldwide theatrical release of "Celebration Day," a concert film of their 2007 London O2 arena reunion show, in New York. Led Zeppelin's lawyers asked a judge Monday, June 20, 2016, to throw out a case accusing the band's songwriters of ripping off a riff for "Stairway to Heaven." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, left, and singer Robert Plant appear at a press conference ahead of the worldwide theatrical release of "Celebration Day," a concert film of their 2007 London O2 arena reunion show, in New York. Led Zeppelin's lawyers asked a judge Monday, June 20, 2016, to throw out a case accusing the band's songwriters of ripping off a riff for "Stairway to Heaven." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, left, and singer Robert Plant appear at a press conference ahead of the worldwide theatrical release of "Celebration Day," a concert film of their 2007 London O2 arena reunion show, in New York. Led Zeppelin's lawyers asked a judge Monday, June 20, 2016, to throw out a case accusing the band's songwriters of ripping off a riff for "Stairway to Heaven." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
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