Law librarians already know that they contribute significantly to their organisations, but it's always great when this can be proved to others in a dramatic fashion!
The story of University of Pittsburgh law librarians Linda Tashbook and Marc Silverman is certainly a boon to the profession. The pair retrieved an old copy of The Everyday Song Book from the university's library and made it available to lawyers in the the American class-action lawsuit Good Morning To You Productions Corp. v Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. The book is being submitted as evidence that the term of copyright has expired on the song "Happy Birthday", meaning that Warner/Chappell Music is not entitled to royalties.
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