I come to you all today with an issue that has caught my eye. It seems that YouTube has lost its mind with the latest Terms and Services changes.
Now I’m not a huge fan of YouTube and mostly use it for DIY videos and sometimes to watch awesome YouTubers like Jethrotex, HackinformerTV, MxR Mods, and TheOwlHat just to name a few.
In short, YouTube considers the following to not be “advertiser-friendly” content: sexually-suggestive content, violence, inappropriate language, promotion of drugs and other regulated substances, and controversial or sensitive subjects and events. If your video falls under any of those content categories, they may not monetize it. In addition, if they choose to approve it for monetization, then it may not be eligible for all available ad formats.
Most importantly, these guidelines regulate how content creators can disclose sponsorship of their videos. In the Terms of Service, content creators are explicitly told not to embed promotions for your own sponsors in your video since this can create advertiser conflict.
So is this a form of censorship or just a way for YouTube to make money and control the people that made this site as big as it is?
.@GaijinGoombah There's also this right below it:
"Don't advertise your own stuff, might annoy our advertisers" pic.twitter.com/vQEev986bJ
— Sun Gaming (@SunGamingYT) August 31, 2016
Many YouTubers have taken to Twitter to share their displeasure with the enforcement of YouTube’s Terms of Services.
Here are a few that have shared their dislike for the new rules.
— amy ? (@SUBURBIACON) September 1, 2016
— Joshua Adam Lucas (@JoshuaAdamLucas) September 1, 2016
YouTube: hey clean up the language!
But watch this 30 sec unskippable ad on your vid of a rated r film lmao #YouTubeIsOverParty
— Papi Memes (@TheBardockObama) September 1, 2016
Some have even done it right on the site it self.
So is the party over? How do you feel about this please let us know in the comments section below I really want to know how this affects you and how you feel this will change the way we all enjoy YouTube in the future.
Thanks for reading and keep doing it for the love of the game.