Why You've Never Read "I Have A Dream" | /var/blog
(I know some people will be interested in a followup post to Don't Fly During Ramadan. I plan on writing one, but this post happens to be timely.) Yesterday, August 28th, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's famous speech, "I Have a Dream". If you live in the US, you've probably heard of this speech. You've also probably never read it, heard the audio, or seen the video in its entirety. Unfortunately, the speech is under copyright, and will remain so until 2083. As a result, it is illegal to republish under most circumstances. Except for the famous, titular line, textbooks in schools almost never publish "I Have A Dream". Documentaries can only include small, five-second clips. Take a moment and ask the people sitting near you if they've ever heard the opening lines: "I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.