New Evidence Suggests "Happy Birthday" Isn't Actually Copyrighted

The original "Happy Birthday" tune, first known as "Good Morning to All." Image via Wiki Commons

One of the ways in which the raging trash fire that is the modern music industry staves off its inevitable demise is through licensing songs: record labels can essentially get free money by charging people fees for using music from their catalog in movies, TV shows, video games, etc. It also means that if you're a musician who only released one hit—say you're Semisonic, who released "Closing...

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