Warner Music Settles “Happy Birthday” Copyright Suit for $14M

Music publisher Warner/Chappell Music agrees to terminate its copyright to the world’s most popular song, for a lawsuit settlement of $14M, putting “Happy Birthday to You” into the public domain for all to use freely, subject to approval by a Los Angeles federal court.

By Eriq Gardner. The Hollywood Reporter.

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