[ProgSoc] Judge rules copyright change for Happy Birthday to You
3trk at progsoc.org
Wed Sep 23 22:17:30 AEST 2015
Not really an IT thing, but an interesting copyright ruling.
A US Federal court judge has ruled that Warner/Chappell does not and did not own the copyright to the words to the Happy Birthday To You song. So can no longer collect royalties from it appearing in movies and the like. There does that $2 million a year.
US judge rules copyright for 'Happy Birthday’ invalid (SBS, 23 September 2015)
The Happy Birthday song copyright scam ends (EFA, 23 September 2015)
“Happy Birthday” Enters Public Domain, Judge Rules Copyright Invalid (Torrent Freak, 23 September 2015)
Federal Judge Rules ‘Happy Birthday’ Song Is in the Public Domain (Time, 22 September 2015)
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