[Videolib] I Have a Dream speech

Hornbeck, Patty (hornbeck@middlebury.edu)
Mon, 4 Dec 2006 11:33:52 -0500

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Hi all,
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I'm looking for some help and advice from you about a copyright issue. =
Has anyone negotiated the rights to use Martin Luther King's I Have a =
Dream speech on your campuses, either during his birthday or Black =
History month? If so, were the terms reasonable?=20
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How many of you feel that "there is no clear answer to the question of =
copyright status." see below, from a Wikipedia entry:

Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., Inc. v. CBS, Inc. (194 F.3d 1211 =
(11th Cir. 1999)) is a United States court case that resolved a =
longstanding dispute about the public domain </topic/public-domain> =
copyright </topic/copyright> status of Martin Luther King, Jr. =
</topic/martin-luther-king-jr>'s most famous speech =
</topic/public-speaking>, known by the key phrase I have a dream =
</topic/i-have-a-dream>, originally delivered on the steps at the =
Lincoln Memorial </topic/lincoln-memorial> in Washington, D.C. =
</topic/washington-capital-washington-dc> on August 28 =
</topic/august-28>, 1963 </topic/1963>. The intial court ruling was that =
the speech is indeed covered by copyright, and is not in the public =
domain. On appeal the 11th circuit court disagreed with this ruling and =
it was remanded for determination. The parties settled out of court and =
there is no clear answer to the question of copyright status.

Thanks for any help with this.

Best,

Patty Hornbeck

________________________________
Patty Hornbeck
Media Resources Development Coordinator
Middlebury College Library
110 Storrs Ave. / M212
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802)443-2268 ph.=20
(802)443-5698 fax
hornbeck@middlebury.edu
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Hi=20 all,
 
I'm looking=20 for some help and advice from you about a copyright issue. Has anyone = negotiated=20 the rights to use Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech on your = campuses,=20 either during his birthday or Black History month? If so, were the terms = reasonable?
 
How many of=20 you feel that "there is no clear answer to the question of copyright = status."=20 see below, from a Wikipedia entry:

Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., Inc. v. CBS, Inc. (194 = F.3d 1211=20 (11th Cir. 1999)) is a United States court case that resolved a = longstanding=20 dispute about the public domain = </topic/public-domain>=20 copyright=20 </topic/copyright> = status of=20 Martin Luther King, Jr.=20 </topic/martin-luther-king-jr>'s=20 most famous speech=20 </topic/public-speaking>, known by=20 the key phrase I have a = dream=20 </topic/i-have-a-dream>,=20 originally delivered on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial=20 </topic/lincoln-memorial> in=20 Washington, D.C.=20 </topic/washington-capital-washington-dc> on August 28=20 </topic/august-28>,=20 1963 = </topic/1963>. The intial court ruling was that the speech = is indeed=20 covered by copyright, and is not in the public domain. On appeal the = 11th=20 circuit court disagreed with this ruling and it was remanded for = determination.=20 The parties settled out of court and there is no clear answer to the = question of=20 copyright status.

Thanks for any=20 help with this.

Best,

Patty = Hornbeck

________________________________
Patty Hornbeck
Media = Resources Development=20 Coordinator
Middlebury = College=20 Library
110 Storrs = Ave. /=20 M212
Middlebury, = VT=20 05753
(802)443-2268 = ph.=20
(802)443-5698 = fax
hornbeck@middlebury.edu
 
 
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