Major online platforms take copyright infringement very seriously. Upload a video on YouTube that features content like footage or music that you don’t own and it’s very likely going to be taken down swiftly. YouTube actually has an automated system for this that it calls Content ID. According to a new report, Facebook is building a similar system that’s going to take down any user-submitted videos that contain copyrighted content.
Financial Times reports that music publishers want Facebook to license the music that gets posted on the world’s largest social network. They also want it to take down videos posted by users that contain copyrighted content.
It’s true that a lot of copyrighted material gets posted on the social network, this includes but is not limited to footage that might contain copyrighted music and even cover songs.
It’s not an unfair request by any means given that they do own the content. Facebook is reportedly developing a new copyright identification system which will be similar to YouTube’s Content ID.
Once the system is live, the report mentions that Facebook is going to work with the music labels on a licensing deal for all of the music that’s available on the network. A final decision on this licensing agreement is expected to be made by spring next year.
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