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Offline GhostShip

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Happy Birthday Song - The Story So Far
« on: September 15, 2015, 06:06:42 AM »
This topic has been raging for years but may soon be resolved  :D

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-33993718

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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.


The BBC article brushes over the fact that Warner may have to refund a lot of millions if the decision goes bad for them, decades worth of fees in fact.

Offline Trestor

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Re: Happy Birthday Song - The Story So Far
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2015, 03:52:42 AM »
It couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of psychopaths.




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