Friday, February 24, 2006

"Happy Birthday to you" licensed by Warner Chappell

Over at Ask Yahoo it has been revealed that the world most well known song is actually licensed to Warner Chappel Music despite nobody knows who's the rightful author for it:
Before you start drawing comparisons to an unclaimed lottery ticket, know that people do collect royalties. Right now, the song's rights belong to Warner Chappell Music, who remind you that if you sing their intellectual property in public, kindly mail them a check.
Read more here.

Oh, and be careful when you are going to sing that song in public. You might end up with a troublesome lawsuit. Typical.

References: Ask Yahoo, Warner Chappel Music, Snopes,
Tags: Happy Birthday, Song, Lawsuit, Ask Yahoo, Warner Music, Snopes,

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