Free at last

Following an order from a federal judge in New York, the first verse of the civil-rights anthem “We Shall Overcome” is now in the public domain. Folk singer Pete Seeger copyrighted his adaptation of the old spiritual and labor-organizing song in 1963. The Guardian’s Edward Helmore reports:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/sep/11/we-shall-overcome-civil-rights-anthem-copyright-lawsuit

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