On Sun, 07 Aug 2005 04:06:42 +0200, Pat Cook (Jeeper One TV) 

> Yeah no sh*t.  Who in the world has copyright over that title.  :-(

AOL/Time Warner does:
<URL: http://www.snopes.com/music/songs/birthday.htm >

It's big bucks:
"According to David Sengstack, president of Summy-Birchard, "Happy 
Birthday to You" brings in about $2 million in royalties annually, with 
the proceeds split between Summy-Birchard and the Hill Foundation. (Both 
Hill sisters died unmarried and childless, so the Hill Foundation's share 
of the royalties have presumably been going to charity or to nephew 
Archibald Hill ever since Patty Hill passed away in 1946.)"

- Andreas
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