Undoubtedly the most famous song in the world, “Happy Birthday to You”, goes way back to the 1800’s.
It started with 2 sisters who used to sing “Good Morning to All” in a kindergarten class.
Warner/Chappell Music bought the rights to the song, in which they were able to collect millions each year in royalties.
They were able to claim copyright for every movie, TV show, radio play and basically anything public where attendance was not family.
Today, even in 2016 there are still ongoing lawsuits over these claims.
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