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Virtual Legality Episode 400

Is "Breaking" YouTube Illegal? Spiffing Brits, Glitches, and Exploits

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Today we look at a question some have asked in the wake of the "chain letter" like "Community" posts popping up all over YouTube (including on this very channel), designed around exposing a potential weighting problem in the YouTube algorithm as identified by YouTuber - The Spiffing Brit.

But do YouTubers who advance such a post have anything to worry about under the law?

Let's dive in.

We might just have to add "spiffing" to our vocabulary...in Virtual Legality.

#YouTube #glitch #algorithm


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Discussed in this episode:

"The Youtube Algorithm Glitch (The Secret Youtube Exploit) - YOUTUBE IS A PERFECTLY BALANCED WEBSITE"
YouTube Video - January 25, 2021 - The Spiffing Brit
https://youtu.be/Ej0Kijd4_4Q

The Spiffing Brit Community Page
https://www.youtube.com/c/TheSpiffingBrit/community

YouTube "Terms of Service"
Updated November 18, 2020
https://www.youtube.com/static?template=terms

"Circumvention of copyright protection systems"
17 USC 1201
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/1201

"Introduction to Contract Damages"
California Jury Instructions
https://www.justia.com/trials-litigation/docs/caci/300/350/

"UNLAWFUL CONTRACTS"
California Civil Code Section 1667
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?division=3.&part=2.&lawCode=CIV&title=4.

"NATURE OF A CONTRACT/Conset"
California Civil Code Section 1572
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=CIV&sectionNum=1572.

"Damages for Wrongs"
California Civil Code Section 3333
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?lawCode=CIV&division=4.&title=2.&part=1.&chapter=2.&article=2.

"Exemplary Damages"
California Civil Code Section 3294
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=CIV&sectionNum=3294.

"Spam, deceptive practices, & scams policies"
YouTube Community Guidelines
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2801973?hl=en&ref_topic=9282365


"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).

CHECK OUT THE REST OF VIRTUAL LEGALITY HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9YAU61GoW-00K0TJOGnPCo

DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.


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