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

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