Facebook Efforts with Music Industry Signal Copyright Shift

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Facebook, the world’s largest social network, has redoubled its efforts to reach a broad accord with the music industry, according to interviews with negotiators at labels, music publishers and trade associations. Music executives have long assailed what they say is YouTube’s lax approach to copyright enforcement — even though the video-sharing website is the most popular in the world for music, has catapulted many young artists to stardom and delivered $1 billion in ad revenue to the industry last year.

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