A 1922 copy of "The Everyday Song Book," containing lyrics to "Happy Birthday" is part of litigation to free the often-used song from copyright claims because it was published in 1922 - sans copyright notice - before it was registered with the copyright office in 1935.
A 1922 copy of "The Everyday Song Book," containing lyrics to "Happy Birthday" is part of litigation to free the often-used song from copyright claims because it was published in 1922 - sans copyright notice - before it was registered with the copyright office in 1935. CHRISTINE MAI-DUC LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS
A 1922 copy of "The Everyday Song Book," containing lyrics to "Happy Birthday" is part of litigation to free the often-used song from copyright claims because it was published in 1922 - sans copyright notice - before it was registered with the copyright office in 1935. CHRISTINE MAI-DUC LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS

An old songbook could put ‘Happy Birthday’ in the public domain

August 06, 2015 05:47 PM

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