Federal Judge rules Happy Birthday to You no longer copyrighted
When I was a child we hung a "Baby Jesus" stocking with familys'. And we sang Happy Birthday to Him. Any cash gifts were shared with the child and given to our church. I am very happy to no longer be breaking the law....
updated by @kristi-keller: 11/10/15 03:14:48PM
A victory for people and a strike against corporate greed!
I wonder if Warner will be obligated to pay back all those royalties they demanded over the years.
Dusty T., Northern California
As a musician, you have to keep one foot back in the past and one foot forward into the future.
-- Dizzy Gillespie
My childhood version was a slight variation:
. Happy birthday to you / You belong in a zoo / You look like a monkey / And you smell like one, too
But the last few decades, I do the Hare Krishna version:
. Happy birthday / Happy birthday / Birthday, birthday / Happy, happy
No copyright issues with either of those.
several other sites have posted the information also
updated by @frank-ross: 10/27/19 12:02:25PM