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We Shall Overcome not covered by copyright

Michael Loney, New York


Civil rights movement anthem “We Shall Overcome” has been ruled to be in the public domain, with the Southern District of New York deciding that 1960 and 1963 applications for a copyright in the song were significantly flawed

The Southern District of New York has ruled that the first verse of "We Shall Overcome", a song that became associated with the US civil rights movement, was adapted from an older work and was not original enough to qualify...


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