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New Happy Birthday Song, Copyright-Free
How many times have you sung “Happy Birthday” in your life? Or heard it sung? Now, have you ever wondered whether you (or the hundreds of millions of other people who sing the song) are infringing someone’s copyright in the...more
Have you ever noticed how people rarely sing “Happy Birthday to You” in movies and television? Instead, people usually sing “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow,” even though no one actually sings that song in real life. ...more
March 18 (Bloomberg Law) -- The Constitution lays it out. "To promote the progress of science and useful arts" we give creators an incentive; an opportunity to profit from their work for "limited times."
After that, the...more
That's "It's your Birthday!" by Monk Turner and Fascinoma.
If New Jersey radio station WFMU and the Free Music Archive have their way, it will soon replace the most recognized song in the English language, "Happy Birthday...more
Now that 2013 has arrived, we look forward to a new year of media cases. However, in order to orient ourselves for 2013, it is important to stop and take a look back at some of the relevant entertainment and media cases of...more