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Happy Birthday Copyright Ruled Invalid

You may be hearing “Happy Birthday” more often now that a federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled that the copyright Warner/Chappell Music claimed to own in the lyrics of the song is invalid.  103 more words

IP Ownership

"Happy Birthday To You" is now in public domain!

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you!…you know the rest…

…I am happy to say is now officially in public domain!

What is all the hubbub about?! 410 more words

'Happy Birthday' Not Under Copyright Protection, Judge Rules

A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that the lyrics to “Happy Birthday to You” are not protected by copyright, concluding that Warner/Chappell Music does not hold a valid claim to the song. 666 more words


A Not So Happy Birthday

Hopefully we’ll soon hear a verdict on the “Happy Birthday” lawsuit, but in the meantime, let’s enjoy the creative alternatives Warner/Chappell has inspired us to create: 80 more words


Filmmaker Says Unearthed Songbook Proves 'Happy Birthday' Is in Public Domain

There’s a twist in a long legal tangle over the copyright to “Happy Birthday to You.”

First, though, it’s a surprise to many that there is still a claim to copyright on the song, which is sung, well, just about anytime and everywhere anyone is marking a birthday. 609 more words


Happy Birthday to - NO!

Apart from my childish present-envy, I will always look back in fondness at my brother’s 12th birthday. The whole family, Welsh and Italian alike, had gathered in celebration. 176 more words