Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Celebrate Responsibly!

Everyone can now sing ‘Happy Birthday to You’ free of charge: A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the sing-a-long party classic “Happy Birthday to You” is not protected by copyright. 

After millions in royalties had been paid to a music-publishing company, Los Angeles US District Judge George King ruled that the copyright originally filed in 1935 granted only the rights to specific arrangements of the tune and not to the song itself.  

Hat tip to Art Scott.

1 comment:

Fred Zackel said...

Please carouse responsibly.