Monday, June 17, 2013

Good Morning to You Productions is bringing a federal class action against Warner/Chappell Music after the company insisted they own the copywright to the classic  Happy Birthday song.

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Court House News Service has revealed that Good Morning To You is producing a documentary about the 120 year old song, which, as expected, will include a rendition of the song itself. 

It explains it reluctantly paid Warner/Chappell's demand for a $1,500 licensing fee, but was then shocked to receive a follow up letter from warning that it could face a $150,000 statutory penalty for copyright infringement.

Good Morning to You wants a  declaration that "Happy Birthday" is in the public domain, class certification, together with financial compensation.

Read the full story here

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