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    YouTube is going to monetize your videos, whether you like it or not

    Source: The Telegraph


    YouTube announces changes in its terms of services

    From June, content created by those who have not enrolled for their partner programme will also run advertisements curated by the platform





    Video sharing platform YouTube has announced changes in its terms of services, which confer the company the right to monetise all content on its platform by placing advertisements along its videos from channels that are not covered by its partner programme.

    From June onwards, content created by those who have not enrolled for the YouTube partner programme will also run advertisements curated by YouTube. The creators/uploaders will not earn any revenue from these promotions.

    Any individual who has more than 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 valid public watch hours in the last 12 months can participate in YouTube Partner Programme.

    “You grant YouTube the right to monetise your content on the service (and such monetisation may include displaying ads on or within content or charging users a fee for access). This agreement does not entitle you to any payments. Starting June 1, 2021, any payments you may be entitled to receive from YouTube under any other agreement between you and YouTube (including for example payments under YouTube Partner Programme, Channel memberships or Super Chat) will be treated as royalties. If required by law, Google will withhold taxes from such payments,” said the updated terms of service.

    This was already in effect in the US from November last year and will now be extended across other geographies effective from June.

    According to industry observers, the change in terms of service is motivated by the fast growing revenue channels from YouTube advertisements.

    For the March quarter of 2021, Alphabet, Google’s parent, earned a revenue of $6 billion from YouTube advertising, posting a year on year growth of 49 per cent.

    Google said that several global brands such as Calvin Klein, Taco Bell, Kellogg’s benefited from expanding their reach to a wider audience through YouTube.

    Philipp Schindler, senior vice president and chief business officer, Google explained to the analysts on what is driving such growth. “Historical approaches to reaching audiences through, lets just say, call it, linear TV don’t really work any more. Advertisers are using YouTube now to reach the audiences they can’t find anywhere else. And remember, more 18-to-49-year-olds are actually watching YouTube than all linear TV combined. And brands are also seeing more incremental reach on YouTube compared to TV,” said Schindler.

    YouTube's reach, industry observers said, cannot be overlooked by content creators. According to official figures, over 2 billion logged in users visit YouTube every month and every day people watch over a billion hours of video on the platform. The number of channels with more than one million subscribers has seen a year on year growth of more than 65 per cent and over past five years, the aggregate payout to partners who have monetised their content is over USD 2 billion.

    “Today there are two models in place – either the subscriber pays or the advertiser pays. It is inevitable that all platforms will follow one or the other and viewers and content creators have to accept that,” said a media and entertainment industry analyst requesting anonymity.


    Concerns

    Users of YouTube have expressed their concern on the updated terms of service on social platforms suggesting that this will make it difficult for small scale content creators unable to monetise their content, without reaching a certain scale. Users have also questioned the timing of the changes amid the Covid pandemic.

    Legal experts expressed concern over the lack of effective options for users of internet based services in the country on account of no law on data privacy law and inefficient implementation of IT Act. “There are gaps in legislation. Efforts are needed to address them,” said cybercrime and privacy lawyer Prashant Mali.


    Source: The Telegraph
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    Well, I can add another gripe with YouTube to that list. It happened about two weeks ago and I meant to post about it on Aianawa's "Pissed & Annoyed" thread, but the atmosphere here at the forum wasn't really right for that at the time, and so I decided to let it go.

    The thing is this... Abby Martin uploaded a full documentary to YouTube about Israel and their treatment of the Palestinians, but for some reason, that documentary got flagged as "18+", and in order for me to be able to watch it, YouTube demanded that I prove that I'm over 18. Seriously.

    Now, I've had a YouTube account for pretty much about 20 years, so I think that this should be proof enough in and of itself, but no, I had to prove my age nevertheless, and the way they wanted me to prove it was by uploading either a scanned picture of my identity card ─ which does not have my name listed as "Aragorn of TOT" and therefore wouldn't prove jack shit ─ or a scanned picture of my credit card.

    I don't own any credit card ─ I only have the common debit card that most people have ─ but even then still, YouTube doesn't have any legal right to demand a picture of either my identity card or of my credit card (if I had one). Only the government and government-sanctioned authorities ─ e.g. banks, insurance companies and medical institutions ─ are allowed to demand and possess an image of my identity card, or of any other legal document that can identify me. And I sure as hell ain't going to hand over my credentials to a multinational corporation that makes its fortune by selling its users' private information to its business partners.

    Too bad about Abby's documentary ─ which I had intended to share here at the forum after viewing it ─ but Google/YouTube can go fuck themselves.
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    Greedy wankers.
    May piss be upon them..............
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    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    Too bad about Abby's documentary ─ which I had intended to share here at the forum after viewing it ─ but Google/YouTube can go fuck themselves.
    If you really want to see it, I can try download it and then upload it for you.

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    Quote Originally posted by Wind View Post
    If you really want to see it, I can try download it and then upload it for you.
    You would have to prove to them that you're over 18 as well. I think I could probably also download it, using one of my GNU/Linux utilities. But then I still wouldn't be able to share it here at the forum.
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    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    You would have to prove to them that you're over 18 as well.
    I don't need to with my account.

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    Aw dude, get it uploaded please!
    What is the purpose of your presence?

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    I've noticed the serious uptick of ads on youtube ... hell, I have a subscription to youtube.TV. Apparently, there is no connection or they don't care. Greedy corksuckers. Something just doesn't seem kosher that they can arbitrarily monetize (American English) someone else's content. In the U.S. there was a historical ambience that charging a door fee kept out the riffraff. This is why my ability to sneak into venues is so highly developed.
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    Quote Originally posted by BeastOfBologna View Post
    I've noticed the serious uptick of ads on youtube ... hell, I have a subscription to youtube.TV. Apparently, there is no connection or they don't care. Greedy corksuckers. Something just doesn't seem kosher that they can arbitrarily monetize (American English) someone else's content. In the U.S. there was a historical ambience that charging a door fee kept out the riffraff. This is why my ability to sneak into venues is so highly developed.
    Those fargin’ iceholes
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    Quote Originally posted by Lord Sidious View Post
    Greedy wankers.
    May piss be upon them..............
    Xtra thanks.

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    Quote Originally posted by donk View Post
    Aw dude, get it uploaded please!
    It is done.





    Quote Originally posted by BeastOfBologna View Post
    I've noticed the serious uptick of ads on youtube ... hell, I have a subscription to youtube.TV. Apparently, there is no connection or they don't care. Greedy corksuckers. Something just doesn't seem kosher that they can arbitrarily monetize (American English) someone else's content. In the U.S. there was a historical ambience that charging a door fee kept out the riffraff. This is why my ability to sneak into venues is so highly developed.
    I advise everyone to install an ad blocker in their browsers. I myself am using Ad Block Plus, which is available for just about any browser: Chrome/Chromium, Firefox, and just about all derivatives of either of those. No more ads on the websites you visit, and no more ads on YouTube videos, whether you're watching them there, here at the forum, or anywhere else.
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    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    It is done.







    I advise everyone to install an ad blocker in their browsers. I myself am using Ad Block Plus, which is available for just about any browser: Chrome/Chromium, Firefox, and just about all derivatives of either of those. No more ads on the websites you visit, and no more ads on YouTube videos, whether you're watching them there, here at the forum, or anywhere else.
    thanks for that, Aragorn ... I'll sure as hell give it a shot, I usually can't get anything to perform as it is supposed to though.
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    Quote Originally posted by BeastOfBologna View Post
    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    II advise everyone to install an ad blocker in their browsers. I myself am using Ad Block Plus, which is available for just about any browser: Chrome/Chromium, Firefox, and just about all derivatives of either of those. No more ads on the websites you visit, and no more ads on YouTube videos, whether you're watching them there, here at the forum, or anywhere else.
    thanks for that, Aragorn ... I'll sure as hell give it a shot, I usually can't get anything to perform as it is supposed to though.
    Apparently you are using Google Chrome, or perhaps Chromium. If you click this link, then you can directly download Ad Block Plus from the Chrome App Store and embed it into your browser.
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    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    Apparently you are using Google Chrome, or perhaps Chromium. If you click this link, then you can directly download Ad Block Plus from the Chrome App Store and embed it into your browser.
    cool, thanks Aragorn ...

    ok, I did it, I hope it works.
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