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The most popular and often perused posts from Hypebot this week looked at whether musicians should even bother making albums if no one's buying, the problem solving ten minute silent hit on iTunes, Warner/Chappell's copyright claim over a video featuring none of their music, and more. Should Musicians Bother Making...
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Candles blown on 'Happy Birthday' copyright after long feud between filmmakers and Warner/Chappell

Arts : Artdaily

"Happy Birthday to You," often considered the most popular song in the world, looks finally set to be free for everyone to sing. After prolonged legal wrangling, US publisher Warner/Chappell Music agreed to pay $14 million in a sett...

Warner/Chappell Issues Copyright Claim Over YouTube Video Deliberately Containing None Of Its Music

Industries / Law : Techdirt

Warner/Chappell's DMCA takedown arm is so damn proactive it can kill YouTube videos containing as little as 0% of its IP. A clip of Star Wars posted to YouTube sans overbearing John Williams soundtrack was targeted by Warner/Chappel...

World's most popular song is not under copyright, according to lawsuit

Entertainment Industry / Music Industry : Guardian.co.uk Music Industry Blog

Film-makers suing music publisher Warner Chappell say they have found proof that Happy Birthday is not covered by copyright You may have noticed something very strange about birthdays in movies and on TV. Namely, that the lucky reci...

Happy Birthday to You to enter public domain after copyright case is settled

Entertainment Industry / Music Industry : Guardian.co.uk Music Industry Blog

No details of the settlement have been released, but it appears publisher Warner/Chappell has relinquished its claim on the song A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit over whether Happy Birthday to You, one of the best-known so...

4 Ways Musicians Can Make Money With Happy Birthday Now That It's In The Public Domain

Entertainment Industry / Music Industry : Hypebot

In a stunning reversal, a federal judge ruled that all copyright claims against "Happy Birthday" are invalid and declaring that the song is in the public domain and free to use. Its a huge loss for Warner Chappell Music who bought t...

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