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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 19:06:07 GMT

Today.com

Should the 'Happy Birthday' song be public domain? Lawsuit challenges copyright
Today.com
In the spirit of everyone who's wished TV shows and movies could use the song "Happy Birthday to You" for free — instead of some knockoff no one ever sings at real-life parties — a federal lawsuit filed by independent artists is pushing for the song ...

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:05:54 GMT

89.3 KPCC

Lawsuit claims 'Happy Birthday' song should be in the public domain
89.3 KPCC
"If we win, our goal is to release the song into the public domain where it belongs and where we think its been all along," Nelson said. "It's the people's song, it belongs to the people. We think people should be able to use it however, whenever ...

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Wed, 03 Jun 2015 18:21:38 GMT

Forbes

Preparing for 'Mein Kampf' to Enter the Public Domain
Forbes
The debate also has implications for the United States, where Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments, Freud's The Ego and The Id, and millions of other books, movies, and musical compositions will soon begin entering the public domain. Hitler wrote ...

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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 18:40:02 GMT

Newsweek

Why Isn't Batman in the Public Domain?
Newsweek
... Blue," Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises and Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind would all be in the public domain. This year, the comic book characters Superman and Batman would be free to use by anyone. Meanwhile, movies from 1940–like Charlie ...

Sun, 18 Jan 2015 10:17:35 GMT

MPAA Wants to Censor OpenCulture's Public Domain Movies
TorrentFreak
Between all the “pirate sites” the MPAA also targeted Open Culture's list of public domain movies. For those unfamiliar with the project, Open Culture offers an archive of high-quality cultural & educational media. With Stanford University's Dan Colman ...