Lip-synching goes viral: the rise of Dubsmash

Source: www.bbc.com

I hadn’t heard of this app, but it sounds like fun. As I was watching the video and reading the article, it reminded me of conversations I’ve had with The Content Wrangler, Scott Abel, about music mashups, and the implications of copyright infringement in relation to creating new content. Just like mixing two songs together to create a new one for a music mashup, if you are taking established content (music) and adding something of your own (your video lip-syncing), does that constitute as new or original content? Hmmm….what do you think? Add your comments below.

–techcommgeekmom

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About TechCommGeekMom

Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who has recently started her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, and BASF North America, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog, TechCommGeekMom.com, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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