Home > News > Bright Desire Creates Copyright-Free 'Happy Birthday to You' Scene • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

Bright Desire Creates Copyright-Free 'Happy Birthday to You' Scene

Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
Will virtual reality boost the paysite market?
Yes, it will soon
Yes, but in a few years
Out of 151 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.
Dec 15, 2015 6:00 AM PST    Text size: 

BRISBANE, Australia — Feminist porn site BrightDesire.com has announced the release of the popular song “Happy Birthday to You” into the public domain, creating an erotic scene featuring the tune, which it claims is the first porn film to do so.

On September 22, a U.S. court ruled that music company Warner Chappell did not own the rights to the song, which was first composed in 1883. For years the company had reportedly charged a fee for use of the song in commercial works including film, but Bright Desire settled the case — with details of the agreement left undisclosed.

“This ruling is so important for small filmmakers like myself,” explains Ms. Naughty, owner and creative director at Bright Desire. “Dealing with music copyright can be prohibitively expensive when you make independent films.”

“It’s great that common sense has prevailed and that we can now use the most popular song in the world in our work — and that includes porn,” Ms. Naughty added.

In the scene, Mickey Mod, Nichole Shae and Livia Vye gather together for a small birthday celebration that features Mickey doing his best impression of Marilyn Monroe singing “Happy Birthday” before they light the candles and Livia makes her wish, which leads to a threesome.

“If you're going to celebrate a momentous change in copyright law, you might as well do it with a threesome,” said Ms. Naughty. “I think this could be the first pairing of ‘Happy Birthday to You’ and multiple female orgasms.”

The scene also celebrates the Bright Desire’s third birthday, following its launch in Dec., 2012.

According to Ms. Naughty,  Bright Desire seeks to offer a new kind of positive porn to women, men and couples, by featuring a variety of explicit content, such as documentary-style scenes featuring real-life couples, and story-based fantasies.

“Bright Desire is part of the new wave of adult content that seeks to embrace transparent ethical production and feminist values,” says Ms. Naughty, noting that the site was recently honored at the 2015 Feminist Porn Awards, and that her films have screened at festivals around the world.

A safe-for-work version of Mickey Mod's birthday song is available here.

For more information, visit BrightDesire.com.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


Creating a Top-Notch, Lucrative Adult Website

If there’s one thing I’ve seen consistently over the 10 years I’ve been running Elevated X and working exclusively with paysite owners it’s that no matter how competitive the paysite... More »

Artificial Intelligence Treats Risk Like Cancer

An embarrassing thing happened to me in Amsterdam. I’d just finished dinner with a new partner at a nice restaurant. OK … more expensive than nice, but you know what I mean. I grade food in... More »

8 Tips for Scaling Up Your Ad Campaign

As an advertiser it can take some time for you to get a successful campaign going because many ideas don't always work out. Once you have a great converting campaign it can also quickly die out, so that's... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ World magazine, the industry's leading e-commerce trade publication, delivering in-depth coverage of the online, mobile and ancillary digital markets.



Nov 04 - Nov 06
Edison, New Jersey

2016 Inked Awards

Nov 05 - Nov 05
Edison, New Jersey

XBIZ 2017

Jan 09 - Jan 13
Hollywood, CA

XBIZ Awards 2017

Jan 12 - Jan 12
Los Angeles, CA
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!