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The ultimate recognition for content curation? The New York Times' front-page bet on "watching"

The ultimate recognition for content curation? The New York Times' front-page bet on "watching" | Content curation trends |
A new homepage feature called "Watching" offers readers a feed of headlines, tweets, and multimedia from around the web.
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All the new media rock stars that were launched post Web 2.0 have one thing in common: they don't produce all of the content they publish.

From the Huffington Post to BuzzFeed to Upworthy or Business Insider, they all use a mix of creation, aggregation and curation. As this practice was initially heavily criticized by the old media gurus, the fact that the respectable New York Times now embraces it possibly could be the best recognition that the remix culture in general and content curation in particular have won. 

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Can content curation be copyrighted?

Can content curation be copyrighted? | Content curation trends |

After a testing few months for Spotify with criticism from artists, the streaming music service has a new foe: dance brand Ministry of Sound. 

The company is suing Spotify for copyright infringement, claiming that the service has refused to remove user playlists that mirror Ministry of Sound compilation albums, including some that use the brand’s name in their titles.

Guillaume Decugis's insight:

I'm not a lawyer and I don't know how British law will rule that. But the mere existence of a lawsuit shows some believe enough in the value of content curation - what the Ministry of Sound effectively provides when producing their famous compilation albums - to think it should be protected by copyright or trademark law.

Seems a bit meta? Probably. And it also shows the limits of copyright law growingly challenged by the remix culture.

Jenn Alevy's curator insight, September 4, 2013 11:31 PM

This is timely, discussing copyright with students this week. Thank you!

A. Brian Dengler's comment, September 5, 2013 3:14 PM
This is a fascinating issue. The names of songs listed in alphabetical order would be mere facts, and facts are not protected by copyright law, at least in the US. However, compilations that include editorial judgment in its selection of songs (the songs may fit a certain genre, reached a certain point of sales and appeal to a specific market), just may be protected by copyright. However, then you get into other analysis: did the postings on Spotify "copy" the Ministry of Sound's compilations, and how much originality did Ministry of Sound use to create the compilation? The outcome will be fascinating.
Alejandro Tortolini's curator insight, September 28, 2013 11:55 AM

Debate: curaduría de contenidos y leyes de copyright (caso Ministry of Sound versus Spotify)

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How copyright owners can leverage the remix culture: the Harlem Shake meme example

How copyright owners can leverage the remix culture: the Harlem Shake meme example | Content curation trends |

While the videos are simple fun for the thousands of people that have participated in Harlem Shakes, they’ve become an easy moneymaker for the song’s creator, Baauer, and YouTube itself.

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
Guillaume Decugis's insight:

This is a great story on how the remix culture can actually be leveraged by copyright owners. And which is a great follow-up to Matthew Ingram's post on the clash between the two which could lead to a new prohibition.

And yes, we did a Harlem Shake video too at our last #LeanContent Meetup.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 23, 2013 12:27 AM

Finally, "going viral" can mean something besides the quick falsh 15 minutes of fame.

Anne Bosworth's curator insight, March 2, 2013 2:37 PM

Do you "shake" it up?

Aubree Furrer's curator insight, March 4, 2013 10:08 AM

Nothing proves the theory that originality doesnt exist anymore more than the harlem shake. A bunch or remakes to just one song over and over again. It gets old fast.

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If you still think curation doesn't add value, watch this music video

This guy created a remix of 23 music videos from YouTube to create awesomeness.

Guillaume Decugis's insight:

Ever since we started working on content curation, we've had this question: is content curation adding value? Is it stealing? Is it repeating like a parrot?

And ever since we started, we've seen more and more examples of how the remix culture is becoming a massive trend. 

Just like good DJ's, good content curators are creating something new out of the existing by not only aggregating but giving new meaning to content. 

This video made me speechless. Isn't it amazing?

Andrew Federici's curator insight, September 18, 2014 8:30 PM

Great example of how content curation is changing the world.

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Creation starts by curation: even Star Wars is a remix

An exploration of the remix techniques involved in producing films. Part Two of a four-part series.

Guillaume Decugis's insight:

Impressive demonstration by Kirby Ferguson of why the creative process can not be dissociated from the curation one. Nobody creates in a vaccum: whether in technology, content or art, we only come out with innovation by feeding ourselves from ideas of those who came before us - as Ferguson brilliantly explains using the example of the Star Wars movie (which in itself makes this video a gem for fans like me).

The remix culture is exploding. But it's not new.

malek's curator insight, September 4, 2013 8:35 AM

Creation Vs Curation:  another evidence from a highly creative industry of how curation is a valuable form of creative and intellectual labor

Peter Sampson's curator insight, September 17, 2013 4:09 PM

this is worth a watch - the creative process

Cat Perrin's curator insight, October 19, 2013 6:53 AM

Tout a déjà été dit,pensé,  écrit, et peint; On re-visite,  c'est tout!

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Copyright and remix culture: The new Prohibition?

Copyright and remix culture: The new Prohibition? | Content curation trends |

As Mathew Ingram introduces: "The principle behind copyright has been taking a beating from "remix culture," driven in large part by YouTube and other video sites."

There are a number of creative activities you can put in that "remix culture" and though curation is not a challenge to current copyright law as it doesn't change the nature of the original content, it is probably part of its broader definition.

What's interesting is that the first challenge to copyright was piracy. But the remix culture has nothing to do with the motivation to get content for free: it is about creating the new from the existing, just like DJ's remix and sample songs to create new pieces. 

Interesting to watch how this wave will shape the future of publishing.

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