Vimeo Censored MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ from Web on Internet Freedom Day

Internet-Freedom-DayPeople might remember last year's protest that was announced by the Internet to Congress with a coordinated "blackout" of websites against the two anti-piracy bills i. e. Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), which was participated by almost 75,000 websites.

This news is discussing the same issue again as a video of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech was uploaded recently in the honor of the Internet Freedom Day (the above mentioned event) but Vimeo has removed it for a Terms of Service violation.

According to the sources, the video of Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic "I Have a Dream" speech is the footage of the 1963 speech that is owned by British company EMI Publishing.

Internet freedom advocacy group Fight for the Future uploaded the speech to Vimeo to honor the one-year anniversary of the SOPA blackout protest against the Stop Online Privacy Act and the PROTECT IP Act but just after 1pm ET, announcements came from Fight for the Future on Twitter revealing about the Vimeo's action of taking the video down stating it to be a copyrighted clip.

"We received an automated notice from Vimeo that our video was taken down for violating their terms of service," Ms. Tiffany Chen, co-founder of Fight for the Future, tells Digital Trends.