YouTube's automated systems regularly mischaracterize perfectly innocuous videos as "not advertiser-friendly". So when the tech giant decided to offer a "self certification" program, allowing creators to affirmatively tell YouTube that their videos are "friendly" before the bots got to them, it seemed a worthwhile proposition to pursue.
But upon review of YouTube's new system, there can be little doubt that the risks of its use are substantial for content creators who deign to disagree with YouTube's automation.
The devil is in the details...in Virtual Legality.
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Discussed in this episode:
"YouTube Self-Certification Program for Monetizing Creators"
YouTube Video - April 24, 2020 - YouTube Creators
"YouTube Self-Certification overview"
"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).
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