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Saturday, January 19, 2013

MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech is copyrighted. Share it anyway

Today we celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the defeat of SOPA. On Monday we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We're asking everyone to engage in a small act of civil disobedience and share this video of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I Have a Dream" speech.

Dr. King's call for racial justice is as relevant today as it was in 1963. But the video can't be watched online by a new generation, because it's copyrighted until 2038. Had SOPA and PIPA passed last year, you could have gone to jail for sharing this video, and entire websites could have been shut down just for linking to it. This speech is too important to be censored by a broken copyright system.

As Dr. King once said, "...one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws."


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