Happy Birthday In the Public Domain?

Although the judge stopped short of saying that the “Happy Birthday” lyrics are now in the public domain, for now it appears that they are (the music already is). My guess is Warner Music won’t appeal; the evidence is too strong against their claim of ownership. Anyhow, if you’re bored here’s a copy of the court’s opinion (thanks to Shades of Gray Law). Enjoy with black coffee and Nutella!

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