The Meta company will no longer reproduce Italian songs and musical excerpts via Facebook and Instagram.
As he announced, no agreement was reached with the Italian company Siae, which protects the copyrights of lyricists and musicians.
The decision was made by Meta, who announced that “unfortunately, the relevant agreement with Siae could not be renewed” and that “it must remove from its music library the tracks protected by the Italian Copyright Society”. The measure only applies to social media users in Italy.
For his part, Siae announced that this was a unilateral decision, “which is surprising given that the relevant negotiations are still ongoing and there is a willingness to sign an agreement with transparent conditions”.
Facebook: Negotiations expected to continue, Italian media say
The Italian media indicate that the relevant negotiations are likely to continue and that most of the song snippets “protected” by Siae have not been removed from the two popular social media for the time being.
Italian commentators emphasize that it is important, especially for young artists, to be able to popularize their songs – with some financial advantages – via social media.