Happy Birthday
3 months ago
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Judge approves settlement in ‘Happy Birthday’ copyright case

A judge has approved a settlement that will put "Happy Birthday to You" in the public domain. U.S. District Judge George King approved the agreement Monday. It ends the ownership claims of Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing company that has been collecting royalties on the song for years.
HappyBirthdayCake
8 months ago
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Publisher to pay $14M in ‘Happy Birthday’ copyright case

Music publisher Warner/Chappell Music will return $14 million in fees to settle a lawsuit that challenges its claim to "Happy Birthday," one of the world's best-known songs.
Jay Z performs at a concert on Nov. 5, 2012. (Photo: Photo: Adam Glanzman/Flickr/MGN)
11 months ago
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Testimony ends in trial over Jay Z’s rap hit ‘Big Pimpin”

Testimony has concluded in a copyright infringement case against rapper Jay Z over his 1999 hit "Big Pimpin'."
ONLY ON 3: Artist, environmental group battle over donated painting
4 years ago
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ONLY ON 3: Artist, environmental group battle over donated painting

A Wilmington environmental group is accused of an art heist. The artist claims the non-profit Save the Cape is using his painting in a way it was not intended, and now the group won't give it back.