The latest victim of remix culture? You and your concert-made Vines


From Digital Trends:

Vine is designed to let you make quick snippets; six-second, mini video loops. The app has been so successful thus far because it gives you strict parameters to work within, so you have to get creative. Just six seconds, and often chopped up. Hardly anything more than a long, high-quality GIF. It’s hard to imagine that these teensy clips could cause copyright issues – but they can, and they are.

Famed rocker/sex symbol Prince had his record label file a complaint with the DMCA requesting that Twitter remove eight Vine clips that took place at his concert. Prince really, really hates the Internet, so this makes sense.

”These are unauthorized recordings and are unauthorized synchronizations. As such, I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted work described above is not authorized by the copyright owner (or by a third party who is legally entitled to do so on behalf of the copyright owner) and is not otherwise permitted by law. I hereby confirm that I believe the tracks identified in this email infringe my copyright,” the complaint states.

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