'I Have a Dream' speech inspires a copyright tug of war on the Web1/20/2013
There's a game of copyright cat and mouse being played on the Web this week. The footage of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech is still under copyright, and owners EMI Publishing are VERY thorough about protecting it. So Internet freedom advocates Fight For The Future have been posting the footage on any site they can, attempting to hack the copyright and effectively drag it into the public domain. EMI yanked the clip off Vimeo on Friday — a nice coincidence, considering it had been posted to mark #internetfreedomday — and this enraged Web freedom trolls. So now the whole Internet is gathered in a virtula schoolyard circle, yelling, "Fight! Fight !Fight!"
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