birthday.jpgIPNews® – The copyright to the song “Happy Birthday” was recently ruled invalid by a federal judge. 

The judge determined that Warner/Chappell Music held the right to the melody and the piano arrangements based on the melody, but not the rights to the lyrics.  As a result of the decision Warner/Chappell may be forced to return a large portion of the $2 million in annual licensing fees that it has collected.  To continue reading, click: “Happy Birthday” Copyright Ruled Invalid