MixBit: New YouTube Video App Launched, Copyright Worries Removed

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
August 8, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

MixBit was launched on Thursday for iOS users via Apple’s App store; it will be available to Android users next week.

What sets the video app apart from Vine and Instagram Video is the goal of common-use capabilities and the slightly longer clip length permitted. MixBit content can be reused without worry of copyright infringements, reports the Business Insider. The MixBit website tells users to only upload content they have the rights to. 

“The whole purpose of MixBit is to reuse the content within the system,” one of the developers, Chad Hurley, told The New York Times. “I really want to focus on great stories that people can tell.”

Chad Hurley and Steve Chen are co-founders of YouTube and the developers behind MixBit. Users can stitch together clips as long as 16 seconds, compared to Instagram’s 15-second limit and Vine’s 6-second limit, according to CNET. The videos created can be up to an hour long and can use 256 clips.

Some of the clips featured on MixBit’s front page Thursday morning included “4 Ways to Remove a Beard,” “Sweet mountain music,” and “The magic of parking in Los Angeles.” Now to see what creative minds will do with this material.

Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.