Record labels want Facebook to pay for music with copyright

Record labels want Facebook to pay for music with copyright

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Major labels demand that Facebook videos is going to remove the music, copyright is used. The social network may also have licenses to take the music for an additional fee.

According to sources of the Financial Times works with Facebook, in the meantime, a special system for music in videos to recognize. The record labels want that Facebook interferes with videos of covers, where the artist of an existing song plays.

By the appropriate numbers to identify, can Facebook videos with music delete where no license is closed. The techgigant would in certain numbers automatically have a license to be able to shut off, so that the music still can be used and the video may remain.

Competitor Google has a similar identification system for the video site YouTube. The record labels are afraid that large websites used to music for free to listen to, which means it does not for numbers is paid.

The labels send it to Facebook all requests for individual songs to delete, but this would be “insufficient and ineffective”. The companies are in talks about a possible base compensation for musicians whose songs are used.

It is unclear how quickly Facebook licentiegeld wants to pay, and when music is removed. Conversations with the labels would be in an early phase. In the spring of 2017, an appointment expected.

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