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Old 09-23-2015, 10:31 AM   #1
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LXer: Documentarian wipes out Warner’s $2M “Happy Birthday” copyright business


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More than two years after a documentary filmmaker challenged the copyright to the simple lyrics of the song "Happy Birthday," a federal judge ruled Tuesday that the copyright is invalid.The result could undo Warner/Chappell's lucrative licensing business around the song, once estimated to be $2 million per year. The company is likely to appeal the ruling to the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

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Old 09-23-2015, 09:06 PM   #2
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This is some of the best copyright news in years. At least one judge gets it.

Wonder if Warner will appeal? "Happy Birthday" has been worth a lot of free money for them.
 
  


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