Led Zeppelin Copyright Infringement Cards: Collect Them All!
Despite being one of the most respected and commercially successful bands in rock history, Led Zeppelin have gotten into trouble more than nearly any other artist when it comes to copyright infringement — which inspired the blog Willard’s Wormholes to create an imaginary trading card set, with one card per penalty.
The latest example of Zeppelin’s alleged song-lifting comes courtesy of attorney Francis Alexander Malofiy, who represents a trust for Randy California, the deceased Spirit guitarist and writer of the song “Taurus,” which sounds suspiciously similar to “Stairway to Heaven.”
And yes, Randy California has his own card in the series — which is just .jpegs on the blog that you can download, print and, of course, save and collect. (Hey, if “Willard” takes the page down, they’ll be collector’s items!)
Like baseball cards, each “card” has an image on the front, and information on the back. In this case, the image is of the artist being ripped off, and a “back” with the story of the infringement.