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Happy Birthday Ruled Public Domain

A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that the lyrics to “Happy Birthday to You” are not protected by copyright, concluding that Warner/Chappell Music does not hold a valid claim to the song. By some estimates, the publisher collected up to $2 million a year in royalties from the song. http://variety.com/2015/biz/news/happy-birthday-song-public-domain-copyright-1201600319/ #EntertainmentBiz

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