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U2 is sued for allegedly stealing song for ‘Achtung Baby’

A British songwriter and guitarist has sued U2, claiming the band stole one of his works for a song on its blockbuster 1991 album “Achtung Baby.”

The guitar riff Led Zeppelin used in the 1971 classic “Stairway to Heaven” differed substantially from one the English band was accused of stealing from the US group Spirit, a jury found on Thursday in a copyright infringement trial in Los Angeles.

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