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Author Topic: Happy News ..... :)  (Read 1033 times)


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Happy News ..... :)
« on: September 23, 2015, 03:49:27 AM »

Happy Birthday is out of Copyright. :yay:

Warner/Chappell  have been making circa $2 Million a year out of it.  ??? ??? ;D


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Re: Happy News ..... :)
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2015, 03:18:46 PM »

The last three paragraphs of the linked article state --

Despite the ruling, the song still remains under copyright in the UK and other countries - and caution should be exercised over its use, says intellectual property lawyer Mark Owen.

"As elements of the song are still potentially within the maximum copyright term it may be the case that someone still owns some rights to it," said Mr Owen, a partner at law firm Taylor Wessing.

"There are also complex questions as to what the impact of this ruling may be on uses outside the US, so film-makers here should not now rush into using the song without considering the impact of this judgment carefully."
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Re: Happy News ..... :)
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2015, 06:15:23 PM »

I only scanned the article ..... it was late.  :)

Surely a weakness in the case for Copyright in the US would have some impact else where ??
Although I do know Copyright can be a lawyers delight and fund another Holiday Home somewhere along the way. ;D :D