Thursday, May 15, 2008

Happy Birthday to you!!!

Happy Birthday to You!!!
Happy Birthday to You!!!
Happy Birthday to you Dear!!!
Happy Birthday to you!!!
I am sure you have lost the count, how many times you have sung this song. But have you ever thought that this song is copyright protected. Shocked!!!
This song is created from the song "Good Morning To All" which was written by American sisters Patty Hill and Mildred J. Hill in 1893.
Currently the Happy Birthday song is copyrighted. According to the current owner of the 1935 copyright ,one cannot sing the "Happy Birthday to You" lyrics for profit without paying royalties.
Isn't it Surprising?

2 comments:

Z'riz said...

wow! I didn't know that! :)

Abhijeet said...

Hey Z'riz,

Thanks for visiting the the blog.

I will try to keep interesting info on this blog.

Love and Peace,
Abhijeet