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
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
The Spiffing Brit Community Page
YouTube "Terms of Service"
Updated November 18, 2020
"Circumvention of copyright protection systems"
17 USC 1201
"Introduction to Contract Damages"
California Jury Instructions
California Civil Code Section 1667
"NATURE OF A CONTRACT/Conset"
California Civil Code Section 1572
"Damages for Wrongs"
California Civil Code Section 3333
California Civil Code Section 3294
"Spam, deceptive practices, & scams policies"
YouTube Community Guidelines
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