Lawsuit: „Happy Birthday“ is not in copyright, and Warner owes the world hundreds of millions for improperly collected royalties | Boing Boing

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A documentary film company working on a movie about „Happy Birthday“ has assembled a huge body of evidence showing that the song has been in the public domain since the 1920s, and is suing Warner to get them to return the hundreds of millions they’ve improperly charged in licensing since. This is gonna be great.

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