Happy Birthday Song Turns 90 and Warner Still Owns It
As we often comment here, the system is broken. Stephen Colbert, as usual, has a great take on it. Check out him poking fun at this “copywrong” situation in the video which follows.
While the video is funny, the current copyright situation is a parody in its own right… that being that a system designed to put works into the public domain for public to build on and benefit from now entraps material in the hands of private owners for perpetual profit. In other words, it now does exactly the opposite of what it was created for.