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Creator of Documentary on the Song "Happy Birthday to You" Faces Copyright Infringement Suit

Posted on June 22, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Filmmaker Jennifer Nelson failed to secure a license from Warner/Chappell prior to creating a documentary on the song "Happy Birthday to You."  The question is whether Warner/Chappell holds a copyright on simply a piano arrangement created in 1935 or the 100 year old song.

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