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Facebook Reckons with Music Piracy in Videos

As Facebook continues to flex its muscles in video to challenge YouTube, it’s running up against a problem that’s dogged video-streaming sites for years: music.

Unlike YouTube, which has deals with the record labels allowing users to upload some videos with copyrighted songs playing in the background, Facebook hasn’t yet struck deals with any of the major record companies. It is, however, in talks with at least one of the big companies about music rights for a broad range of videos, according to a music executive.

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