So maybe you can sing “Happy Birthday” in public, after all.

/So maybe you can sing “Happy Birthday” in public, after all.

Despite conventional wisdom, it seems entirely possible that the song “Happy Birthday” (more specifically, the lyrics) is, in fact, not in copyright and that Warner/Chappell has been illegally collecting royalties on it for years.

Apparently a bunch of documentary film-makers collected a fucktonne of evidence and are now suing. As the BoingBoing article says, “This is gonna be great.”

2017-09-28T13:34:16+00:009th September, 2014|Tags: copyright, music|17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. randomredux 9th September, 2014 at 10:59 am
  2. koolniko 9th September, 2014 at 11:52 am
  3. janiemcpants 9th September, 2014 at 1:54 pm
  4. lywinis 9th September, 2014 at 1:56 pm
  5. velvetsunset 9th September, 2014 at 2:48 pm
  6. jaclynhyde 10th September, 2014 at 12:35 am
  7. appendingfic 10th September, 2014 at 12:38 am

    hee hee hee

  8. thebestblogeverofalltime 10th September, 2014 at 1:20 am
  9. plotdesigner 10th September, 2014 at 1:25 am
  10. seer0ftime 10th September, 2014 at 1:30 am
  11. nozoditz 10th September, 2014 at 1:39 am
  12. jaybl0gs 10th September, 2014 at 1:56 am
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  15. am1vf 11th September, 2014 at 2:18 am
  16. dr-loggins 11th September, 2014 at 1:48 pm
  17. rapacityinblue 15th September, 2014 at 10:37 pm

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