As if it hasn’t been bad enough trying to keep DJ livestreams, well, live, on Facebook, it maybe about to get worse. Because as of 1 October, Facebook is introducing sweeping new rules that appear to be more aggressive than ever towards DJ livestreaming.
Facebook is potentially changing the way it deals with live-streamed DJ sets from October 1st. The social media site has updated its terms of services to make ‘music listening’ live streams a bannable offense. The full updated text reads:
“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.”
While big-name DJs, music industry companies and record labels continue to do behind-the-scenes deals with Facebook to host DJ livestreaming events with impunity on the platform, it seems explicitly that “one rule for them, one rule for us” may be about to be fully enforced, as digital DJ tips writes.
In its updated terms of service, which come into force on 1 October, Facebook states users may not publish content that “infringes or violates someone else’s … intellectual property rights”, going on to say that “We … can remove or restrict access to your content, services or information if we determine that doing so is reasonably necessary to avoid or mitigate adverse legal or regulatory impacts to Facebook.”