Saturday, March 04, 2006

don't sing happy birthday to you

That's right, you are not allowed to sing 'happy birthday to you' in a public place as it would breach copyright. Nobody knows who wrote the lyrics, but the melody was written by two sisters, Patty and Mildred Hill in 1893 when they were teachers (the actual words they wrote were 'good morning to all').

The song in its current form, with words 'happy birthday to you' etc and the tune, was originally copyrighted in 1935. The copyright now belongs to Time Warner and will not expire until 2030.

What a bummer. You'd think Time Warner makes so much money that they would let this one go.

*As always, please check out Cooper and Camilla who always have interesting things to say.


Today was a quieter day. I napped most of the day and had some lap time. I also went outside in the morning when the washing was hung out.


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