The story behind the ruling is that various publishers were claiming the rights to the song which was written by two sisters, Patty and Mildred Hill, which was also up for debate since the sisters never did anything to protect their song. Warner-Chappell, which is owned by Sony, the purported rights holder to the song was speechless after Tuesday's decision. As of yesterday ladies and gentlemen, commercial uses of the song is now permissible. Yes that means, use it on your site, on your blog, on those viral videos, just sing your hearts out as it is now YOUR song too.
Rob Wile wrote an article on the drama, the lawsuit, the decision, the losers and the winners. 'It Now Belongs To The Public," Read More, on this historic ruling.
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