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I highly at first suspected that to be an urban myth! But according to the Unhappy Birthday website it is indeed true, and ASCAP brings in an avaerage of $2 million in annual royalties for the song: http://unhappybirthday.com/
The one-page website also provides a rather witty example of a letter you can write to ASCAP to help put a stop to the blatant copyrite infringement of this song!
It’s kind of cute.