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James G. Sammataro quoted in "Led Zeppelin attorney says plaintiff doesn't own alleged lifted song's copyright"

James G. Sammataro, a partner in Stroock's Entertainment and Litigation Practice Groups and managing partner of the firm's Miami office, was quoted in Los Angeles Daily Journal's article that discusses how rock & roll band Led Zeppelin was back in court on Tuesday to face allegations that its iconic song, "Stairway to Heaven," lifted riffs from the psychedelic band Spirit’s song "Taurus." However, the defendant's attorney, thinks that the estate of Spirit front man Randy Wolfe has no basis for an infringement claim because the estate has failed to prove it holds the copyright to the allegedly infringed song.  To read the article, please click here (subscription required).