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Is That Song Public Domain?
With the news that "Happy Birthday
" will now be in the public domain (pending appeal), we wondered what other famous songs are free to use, and which are still tied down by copyright. See if you can discern the status of these songs.
About the Author:Amanda FlinnerAmanda is a freelance writer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a degree in English/Writing from Geneva College (Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania). When she's not listening to jazz and pop standards from the '40s and '50s, she's obsessing over classic movies. She has no musical ability whatsoever except for a short stint as a saxophone player in the sixth grade.More from Amanda Flinner