http://www.cnbc.com/2015/09/23/happy-birthday-song-now-in-public-domain.html mwburden (talk) 11:09, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
https://ia601904.us.archive.org/13/items/gov.uscourts.cacd.564772/gov.uscourts.cacd.564772.docket.html 18.104.22.168 11:26, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
Why is there a <code> box around the transcript?
- Because someone wrote the text with a space between each line instead of beginning each line with ":"
There are nine musical notes, not six. 22.214.171.124 13:40, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
"Some might claim" seems wishy-washy to me. Perhaps it would be better to say "calling the cops in such situations is neither socially appropriate nor beneficial: this is the source of the humor in this comment." Djbrasier (talk) 14:15, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
This appears to be one of the few comics with both Black Hat and White Hat. 126.96.36.199 15:47, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
I don't have a sub to law360, nor do I wish to bother giving them my throwaway email. What was the basis of the ruling? Why is this public domain now? -- NotLock (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
- It's not, text updated. 188.8.131.52 06:39, 24 September 2015 (UTC)
- Clearly you have never heard "Happy Birthday" sung to someone with a really long name. It doesn't matter if it's two syllables, you just stretch it out. 184.108.40.206 04:08, 24 September 2015 (UTC)
- The song can accommodate names of different lengths, consider the following https://youtu.be/vWs3035D69k?t=1m23s 220.127.116.11 08:45, 24 September 2015 (UTC)
AFAIK The ruling only applies to the lyrics, they still have a valid copyright to the music, so if you sing the song you had better make sure it's to a suitable tune that is out of copyright!