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Jan 26, 2024, 2:01:08 AMJan 26
U.S. District Judge George H. King found Tuesday that the song's original copyright, obtained by the Clayton F. Summy Co. from the song's writers and bought for $15 million in 1988 by Warner/Chappell Music Inc., only covered specific piano arrangements of the song and not its lyrics.

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The basic "Happy Birthday" tune, derived from another popular children's song, "Good Morning to All," has long been in the public domain, and King's decision, though it could be appealed, makes the entirety fair game for use.

Warner/Chappell has said it doesn't try to collect royalties from just anyone singing the song but those who use it in a commercial enterprise. "We are looking at the court's lengthy opinion and considering our options," Warner/Chappell said in a statement following Tuesday's ruling.

King's decision comes in a lawsuit filed two years ago by Good Morning To You Productions Corp., which is working on a documentary film tentatively titled "Happy Birthday." The company challenged the copyright, arguing that the song should be "dedicated to public use and in the public domain."

The lawsuit also asked for monetary damages and the restitution of more than $5 million in licensing fees it said in 2013 that Warner/Chappell had collected from thousands of people and groups who have paid to use the song over the years.

That song was written by sisters Mildred Hill and Patty Hill sometime before 1893, the judge said, adding that the sisters assigned the rights to it and other songs to Clayton F. Summy, who copyrighted and published them in a book titled "Song Stories for the Kindergarten."

You might be wondering why restaurants go out of their way and take the time to write a birthday song for its customers when Happy Birthday exists. Well, until recently Happy Birthday was not available for restaurants to sing the song publicly. As a matter of fact, it was not available for any individual or group of individuals to publicly perform the song without authorization because the song was still copyrighted and was not yet in the public domain.

It is puzzling to think that a song that we are so accustomed to singing at every birthday party we attended, is not available to for us to sing in the public. This is because the Happy Birthday song was still under the protection of its copyright and not available to the public domain until last year.

The song actually brings in roughly $2,000,000 per year to its copyright owners, Warner/Chappell Music. Warner came to be the owner of the copyright of the Happy Birthday song in 1988 when it purchased the Summy Company for 25 million dollars with the estimated value of the song to be only 5 million dollars.

This meant that Warner could sue any individual or company that sang the Happy Birthday song in public with the only exception to small gathering of family/friends in a private setting. This public setting included restaurants, tv shows and movies.

That is why restaurants had to create their own Happy Birthday song to sing to its customers. It is why you never hear the characters in a TV show or movie sing happy birthday to one of the characters during a birthday celebration. And it is why you never hear the Happy Birthday song on the radio or any public performance of it.

In order for a restaurant or a TV show/movie to be able to sing the Happy Birthday song, Warner would need to provide authorization to sing it public. Therefore, they would have to pay royalties for each and every time they sang it. That is why restaurants decided it was financially better for them to create their own happy birthday song instead of paying royalties every time the employees of the restaurant would sing happy birthday to a customer.

However, restaurants and the rest of the population are now free to publicly sing the Happy Birthday song in without having to pay for the rights to a public performance of the song nor do they have to worry if Warner will sue them for copyright infringement. All thanks to Jennifer Nelson, a director, who made a documentary about the history of the song Happy Birthday and wanted the $1,500 licensing fee Warner asked for the use of the song in the documentary back.

In the lawsuit, the court ruled that the Summy Corporation should have never been granted the copyright to the song Happy Birthday. The court found that Summy Corporation, the original owner of the Happy Birthday copyright, was never granted the rights to the lyrics of Happy Birthday, but was only granted various licenses for various piano arrangements for the song Happy Birthday.

Because Summy Corporation never owned the rights to the lyrics of Happy Birthday, Warner never acquired the rights and therefore does not own a valid copyright to the song Happy Birthday. Further the court noted that the authors of the lyrics for the song Happy Birthday never attempted to protect the lyrics under copyright protection.

With this ruling the Court was able to finally stop Warner from requiring film and TV producers, restaurant owners, and others to pay a licensing fee every time they used the song and therefore put the song Happy Birthday back in the public domain.

A settlement deal was also reached which provided that Warner, who still argues the song Happy Birthday does not belong in the public domain, would pay back the licensing fees they have charged over the years for up to 14 million dollars. It looks like the song Happy Birthday is back in the public domain, and will stay there. So the next time you go to a restaurant for your birthday, be sure to have them sing you the actual Happy Birthday song.

Finally, in 2016 (123 years after the song was created), Warner Music settled the long-standing lawsuit by paying $14 million to put the song into public domain. Now anyone and everyone can sing the song without worry about paying a $5,000 fee!

U.S. District Judge George King approved the agreement Monday. It ends the ownership claims of Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing company that has been collecting royalties on the song for years.

Last year, King ruled that the company didn't own the lyrics to the ditty, one of the best-known and most beloved songs in the world. He said the company has no right to charge for the song's use.

For many children, birthdays matter. I needed to honor these days in ways that were meaningful and relevant for each of my students. So a few days after that moment at breakfast with William, I launched a birthday songs curriculum, inviting families to send in lyrics for birthday songs they knew so we could learn about them. I hoped this project would help children feel excited about celebrating birthdays in school. I also hoped it would be one of many ways to break Eurocentric norms in my classroom and help my students feel welcome and empowered.

Many children wanted to ask their parents about other birthday songs they knew, so I suggested that we request this information by writing one big letter to their families. Students suggested words for this note and helped write some words; I wrote the rest.

While the class was at recess, I took a photo of the letter and put copies of the photo in folders that children take between home and school each day. In addition, I gave each family two pieces of paper on which a family member could write lyrics for a birthday song (or songs) they knew; their child could illustrate. I also sent an email to families clarifying the goals of the study.

In late May, we made our class birthday song into a songbook. I put each phrase of the song on paper and each child illustrated a page during writing time. I put this book on our bookshelf and each child took a copy home.

The whole point of studying birthday songs was to help children feel welcome to use home languages at school and learn about languages that classmates speak. A few weeks after we made the songbook, the curriculum appeared to be working.

"K.K. Birthday" is a K.K. Slider song that first appeared in Doubutsu no Mori e+ as a live-only song and later reappeared as an obtainable one in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It is considered a secret song, as it can only be obtained during a K.K. Slider performance on the player's birthday (or the Saturday before in New Leaf). None of the villagers own this song, although it will play in a villager's house on the day of their birthday; if the villager already had a stereo with a song playing, it will be replaced by this song. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it is one of five songs that cannot be reordered via Nook Shopping once obtained; the other four are "Animal City," "Drivin'," "Farewell," and "Welcome Horizons."

The song's composition and melody is based heavily on the traditional "Happy Birthday to You" song, which was not in public domain at the time of Doubutsu no Mori e+'s release. However, it is much longer in comparison to its source material, with a more intricate structure and harmony.

The album cover for "K.K. Birthday" features a birthday cake decorated with white icing, strawberries, green lit candles, and icing toppers in the shape of Tangy holding a birthday present and K.K. Slider playing a guitar. An edible cookie at the center of the top of the cake reads "Happy," and text at the bottom of the album cover reads "Birthday." In New Leaf, the word "Birthday" is blue and in a horizontal format, while in New Horizons, the word is red and curved upward.

In Doubutsu no Mori e+, "K.K. Birthday" is not actually given a name, but is simply referred to by K.K. as バースデーライブ (bāsudē raibu, lit. "Birthday Live" meaning a "birthday live performance"). It can only be heard if there is another player in the village who leaves a message. K.K. will ask any other players to leave a birthday message on the Saturday before a player's birthday, when he normally appears. He will then appear on their actual birthday at any hour, for that player only, to perform the song alongside the birthday messages instead of the staff roll.


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