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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Luke Barats of Barats and Bereta found a way to legally perform the celebratory anthem Happy Birthday to You, which is, in case you didn't know, a registered trademark.

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3 comentarii:

Anonymous said...

So, someone creates something that becomes extremely popular to that point that it becomes ingrained in popular culture and therefore they lose any right to benefit from their creation?

Anonymous said...

1893, I repeat: 1893

Anonymous said...

Also, 75 years after the author's death rather than, say, 25 years after it was created.

One of the few industries that both expects lifelong pay for a day's work, and depends on curtailing freedom of speech (in that it stops people from singing songs and passing around collections of words) for its success.

Abolish copyright for non-commercial copying, let the lazy artists starve and the hardworking ones make a living.

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