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Happy Birthday To You is a staple of birthday parties around the world - but it can't be sung in TV, movies and other public performances without paying a hefty sum. That might change soon, says journalist Natalie Villacourta.The challengers said in July they had found proof that the song belongs in the public domain, making it available for anyone to use, for any purpose, at no cost. They say a 1922 songbook containing the song predates the song's 1935 copyright. A ruling in the case could put the song in the public domain years before Warner/Chappell claims its copyright expires in the US, in 2030.