Creative Commons Happy Birthday Song
June 26th, 2009 | Foody
In 1990, Warner Chappell purchased the company owning the copyright for US$15 million, with the value of “Happy Birthday” estimated at US$5 million. Based on the 1935 copyright registration, Warner claims that U.S. copyright won’t expire until 2030, and that unauthorized public performances of the song are technically illegal unless royalties are paid to it.
My alternative: Happy Birthday Song
I recorded this song for people who are not law breakers or pirates to sing at their next birthday bash.
Creative Commons Happy Birthday Song by Michael Foody is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.
Based on a work at michaelfoody.com