Judge: 'Happy Birthday To You' in public domain

September 23, 2015 6:50 AM

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It may be one of the most widely sung songs in history, and now a federal judge in California is ruling that the "Happy Birthday To You" song belongs in the public domain.

Judge George H. King ruled Tuesday that Warner/Chappell Music does not have a copyright claim to the song even though it purchased a successor to the company that owned the original copyright. King ruled that the original copyright filed by the Summy Co. in 1935 granted only rights to certain arrang...

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