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The lip-syncing app Dubsmash allows smartphone
users to recreate movie scenes and dub music videos.
Collective creation is on the rise, along with singing-as-
entertainment (for example the Accapella app). It’s
certainly fun to lip-sync, but is it legal? According to
intellectual property lawyers, posting dubbed-over
videos to social media is illegal. Cultural tension will
mount in 2016 around original versus re-mixed arts.
If you wanted to try it, what
would be your ﬁrst soundtrack of
choice? Here’s a dubsmashing
compilation for inspiration.
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