Led Zeppelin will not receive compensation for the won court for plagiarism
British rock band Led Zeppelin, the process of winning over the authorship of the composition «Stairway to Heaven», does not receive compensation for legal costs. After winning the court musicians were trying to ensure that their opponents made up for them the cost of legal protection in the amount of 800 thousand. Dollars. However, Judge Gary Klausner concluded that the authors of the song, the label and the company associated with it are not eligible for legal fees and other costs because of plagiarism lawsuit initiated against them, was not feigned, reports The Daily Mail.
Led Zeppelin costs for the process amounted to 793 thousand dollars, and the insurance companies refused to cover these expenses, reported newsru.com. Rockers appealed to the court with a claim to oblige the opponent to pay the costs, arguing that the lawsuit was feigned. In their view, it should have been a warning for those who want to argue with the copyright celebrities. However, Judge Klausner dismissed these arguments, saying that the action was motivated enough, and there is no evidence that the claimant was "devious motives."
Meanwhile, the plaintiff's lawyer Francis Malofay currently suspended from participation in court proceedings. He was accused of conspiring with the protection of witnesses in the case of copyright law. Judge Klausner confirmed that his behavior in the trial against Led Zeppelin was also faulty.
"Throughout the trial the plaintiff's lawyer showed uncertain understanding of legal ethics and rudimentary notions of decency", - emphasized in his decision the judge.