The likelihood of an appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal is high, in part because the result of this case seems discordant with the finding that the song Blurred Lines, by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, had infringed the copyright in Marvin Gaye's song "Got to Give it Up". In the wake of these two district court decisions, the law of copyright infringement in music appears quite muddy.
The time is ripe for some guidance from a higher court. As the Zeppelin song counsels,
And it's whispered that soon, If we all call the tuneMusicians now hope that the Court of Appeals will pipe up soon.
Then the piper will lead us to reason.