Happy Birthday copyrights not valid, rules federal court

Happy Birthday is now a public work, according to plaintiffs in a lawsuit out of California, as reported by NPR and the Los Angeles Times. A federal district judge for the Central District of California has ruled that Warner/Chappell Music, which has claimed rights to the song since the 1980s, does not actually hold a copyright to …

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