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“Commercially Viable” Doesn’t Mean What You Think: A Lawyer Reads YouTube’s New Terms of Service

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When YouTube started notifying users of updates to its terms and conditions, many probably clicked "Accept" without giving it a second thought.

But over the weekend, article after article (and video after video) has been released highlighting YouTube's "new" power to terminate services based on something being "commercially viable".

But there's more to the story.

Join us as we take a deep dive into terms of service both new and old, and discuss why YouTube isn't really claiming new power - just being (a bit) more honest about the power it already holds.

FOR MORE CHECK OUT:

"A “Commercially Viable” Follow-Up! On Comments to our YouTube Terms of Service Episode (VL134)" (https://youtu.be/mcPhlZPfh4A)

We're ALWAYS Commercially Viable...in Virtual Legality.

#YouTube #Terms #CommerciallyViable


Discussed in this episode:

YouTube Terms of Service (Dec. 10, 2019)
https://www.youtube.com/t/terms?preview=20191210#main

YouTube Terms of Service (Current)
https://www.youtube.com/static?template=terms


PODCAST VERSIONS AVAILABLE AT

Spotify:
(https://open.spotify.com/show/3qsDhQ7h6BR2wLyNQYDWB4)

iTunes:
(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/virtual-legality/id1448785539?mt=2)

SoundCloud:
(https://soundcloud.com/user-510342404)

Google Play Music:
(https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/In3d7qersx72lvzehxo7gu6cd5u)


"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).

Rick has practiced for more than a decade at some of the country's largest law firms, representing IT, software, video game, and other technology companies, as well as the individuals and institutions which fund them.

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.

Any and all feedback is appreciated. Let us know what you think!


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On "Help Us Out Hoeg!" a regular segment on the Easy Allies Podcast (formerly GameTrailers)
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About Hoeg Law

The Hoeg Law Firm is a business law firm with big law experience and a small firm approach focusing on start-ups, technology, financing, and everything else a business might need.


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