Fierce copyright battle rages over.......that famous ditty, "Happy Birthday to You"?

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    The battle to sing the world's most famous song: How 'Happy Birthday' is now at
    center of bitter copyright feud - 120 years after it was penned by two sisters from Louisville
    . (Daily Mail)
    Much more - everything you always wanted to know about the song, possibly, and, possibly, much more - at the link, with pictures and sidebar.
     
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    Nova Active Member

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    This has gotten ridiculous! I'm a lyricist and playwright so copyrights do indeed matter to me, but the continued efforts to extend copyrights indefinitely have not come from actual artists, but from big movie, music and TV companies seeking to make more money off their inventories.

    Whether it's a ditty like "Happy Birthday" or a work of genius like Madama Butterfly, a century is more than enough time for a creator and his heirs to make money off a work of art. 133 years for "HB" is absurd!
     

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