Get ready to say goodbye to all those livestreams you saw popping up over lockdown. Because as of 1 October, Facebook is introducing new rules specific to everyone using copyrighted music.
The new rules, which will come in to affect as of October 1st, reads:
“You may not use videos on our Products to create a music listening experience … If you use videos on our Products to create a music listening experience for yourself or for others, your videos will be blocked and your page, profile or group may be deleted. This includes Live.”
The full guidelines go on to describe scenarios where bans are likely to be enforced, but the message is clear: Facebook is for sharing with family and friends, not for sharing music – unless you’ve got specific permission from the record label so it’ll be interesting to see how strictly they’ll be enforcing this new rule as of next month.