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Is MLK's "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech copyrighted?

Question #140346. Asked by serpa.
Last updated May 17 2023.
Originally posted May 12 2015 3:37 PM.

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It appears that King's speech is copyrighted:

'Because of a 2011 acquisition of EMI from Citigroup, the speech [the "I have a dream" speech, actually, as well as his other speeches] is technically in the legal possession of Sony Music Publishing, the Estate of Michael Jackson, Jynwel Capital of Hong Kong, the Blackstone Group, David Geffen, and the Mubadala Development Company, which is the government of Abu Dhabi's investment arm.' and no longer exist

Response last updated by gtho4 on May 17 2023.
May 13 2015, 12:03 AM
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