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Happy (Royalty Free) Birthday To Us All…And Also Dumbo

Mr Stork Sings Happy Birthday To Dumbo

This week, a federal judge in Los Angeles denied a copyright claim for the song ‘Happy Birthday.’

That’s right, for the past 80 years, someone has collected royalties on that little ditty every time the song was used commercially. The most recent ‘owner’ of these rights is Warner Brothers (since 1988).

Puts a few things in perspective, doesn’t it? Keep on reading!