The song, “Happy Birthday”, will enter the public domain in 2030

© is the copyright symbol in a copyright notice

© is the copyright symbol in a copyright notice (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Awhile back, I wrote about copyrights as response to my own searching for copyright laws for blogging and an article I had found in the process.

The recent On The Media radio program is worth a listen if you want to protect your intellectual property and if you respect that of others. Changes are on the horizon and this confusing area where law and art collide is getting even more confusing and dangerous.

Look for On The Media’s The Past, Present, And Future of Ownership or as a (ironically) free podcast on iTunes.

And here is Cornell University’s page on the current law – kind of the Cliffs Notes version.

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