Vine: six seconds of fame


Vine: six seconds of fame

One of the newest social media, Vine allows users to upload a looping six-second video of their choice. TBO assesses the copyright and privacy concerns relating to the service.

What is the worst that can happen in six seconds? That question has been posed by Vine, one of the latest social media phenomena to capture the public’s attention, to IP owners.

The idea behind the service is simple: upload a video and post it to your own personal page. Uploads are capped at just six seconds, meaning Vine’s 50 million users are encouraged to get their message across as efficiently and concisely as possible. 

A year-and-a-half old, Vine was acquired by micro-blogging website Twitter in October 2012, and officially launched as a smartphone app in January 2013.      

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