Mad, isnt it?
Oh, and also, has anyone seen the documentory 'The Corperation'?
I read in a trivia book that the song "Happy Birthday to you" is copyrighted. It sounded pretty crazy, so I did some research.
Sure enough, it is still in copyright.
And the copyright is owned (through a string of takeovers in the last century) by AOL Time Warner. It apparently brings in over $2 million annually in royalties.
If you sing Happy Birthday in a public place (like a restaurant), you legally require a licence.
TO THE RECORD COMPANIES:
THIS. IS. INSANE.
I reckon this might deserve a Molly rant (or are they copyrighted?)