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Copyrights Protected?


Did you know that two sisters, Patty and Mildred J. Hill who lived in Louisville, Kentucky have copyrights to “Happy Birthday to You”? This would mean every time you sing “Happy Birthday to You” for your loved one, you are potentially infringing the sisters’ copyright?!


We often receive inquiries on copyright laws. The most common of all – How can I protect it? I want to copyright my idea, is it possible? What else can I copyright? Why should I write copyrights protected? Can I copyright my email?


And oh, a federal judge in the United States in 2016 confirmed that “Happy Birthday to You” was in the public domain 🙂


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