birthday.jpgIPNews® – The copyright for “Happy Birthday to You” has come into contention recently, as a filmmaker filed a lawsuit in New York seeking to cancel the song’s copyright protection.

The debate stems over the copyright held by Warner/Chappell Music, originally obtained in 1935 for the piano composition still in use.  Opponents claim that the song is, in fact, much older, and therefore that the song belongs in the public domain.  To continue reading, click: Filmmaker Files Lawsuit to Cancel Copyright for “Happy Birthday” Song