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Friday Factoid: Rights to “Happy Birthday” Song May Be in the Public Domain

A division of Warner Music Group Corp. is still collecting copyright royalties on public uses of the Happy Birthday song. In a recently filed federal class action lawsuit, a group of film production companies claim that new evidence suggests the rights to use the song were released into the public domain many decades ago. Source: Techdirt Jon Wachs websiteIf you have any questions regarding the content of this communication, please contact Jonathan R. Wachs: | 301.575.0302. If you would like to subscribe to receive Friday Factoids® in your inbox click here.