Senate Committee Protecting Free Speech

UPDATE March 8, 2016: H.R. 2110 is languishing in committee.  No update.   UPDATE December 15, 2015:  S. 2044 was amended by S.Amdt 2927 and passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent!  The Amendments were essentially small revisions to the text to make it consistent with other laws.  Now, it is up to the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade to… Continue reading Senate Committee Protecting Free Speech

The Happy Birthday Song May be Free From Copyright (for the time being)

If you have ever been to one of those loud, family restaurants, you will likely have heard some version of the well-known Happy Birthday song.  The reason for all the restaurant-variations is that Warner/Chappel Music, Inc. held the copyright in the Happy Birthday song and would require a royalty before any public performance of the… Continue reading The Happy Birthday Song May be Free From Copyright (for the time being)