If you are a YouTube user outside of the US, be on the lookout for communication regarding the upcoming update to user terms and conditions. Everyone in the US should already be aware as the update was already implemented.
Research revealed that only 1% of people in the world read T&C’s on anything, so we decided to write an article that will spell it out for you – it is more enticing to read than fine print, right!
Because YouTube has different stakeholders, it has updated its policies, terms, and conditions to ensure that they are straightforward and easy to understand in order to meet its needs. We know sports fanatics looking to stream the Euros on YouTube TV may be in a panic.
You probably have browsed through the Euro 2020 group standings and you have planned your binge-watching days already, and now this. If you just want to find out if you’ll still be able to freely watch all host teams make it out of their group to the next stage, the long story short – yes you will. Let’s get into more detail.
YouTube has made three significant changes highlighted below.
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1. Facial recognition restrictions
YouTube has made changes to its facial recognition restrictions. It has banned the collection of individuals’ data such as a person’s name, contact details, and residential addresses. This information can be used to identify a person without their permission. YouTube claims that this update is a solution to internet prowlers who use the identities of individuals for commercial purposes.
The scavengers use software such as Clearview Al and PimEyes, which match data collected from YouTube. The prowlers then gain access to data that will be used to compile accessible databases to benefit their own platforms. Personal details such as emails are then used to bug the streamer through adverts and promotions.
The new YouTube policies have ensured that live streamers will not be disturbed while enjoying their football fixtures, eSports, and other programs they love. Viewers will be free from pestering unwanted ads and various pop-ups.
2. Right to monetize
Another aspect added to the YouTube policy is the right to monetize. This simply indicates that any information uploaded onto YouTube belongs to the platform. The content does not belong to any individual. This update means that if you are part of the YouTube Partner Program, or if you have a channel that brings in income, you will now give a certain percentage of revenue to YouTube for advertising on their platform.
The implementation of this policy will significantly help sport by stopping black sites that capitalize on streamers and charge exorbitant rates for content. Simply put; viewers will now pay YouTube to stream live matches. It’s a service that makes sure that the viewer is free from any scams that one stands to experience from black sites. The monetization policy is an upside to all YouTube users.
3. Tax withholding policy
Because YouTube is an American-owned platform, it must adhere to the US tax policies in place. So, to keep up with these tax regulations, YouTube content creators who are under the YouTube Partner Program will now have to pay tax. A call was made for all content creators who get paid for their videos to submit their tax information. Those who do not comply will just find YouTube withholding up to 30% percent from their payments.
There you have it, nice and short. YouTube is one of the best platforms available to access content as you can watch virtually anything from anywhere. We welcome the changes. Enjoy streaming with no disturbances.