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Virtual Legality Episode 148

Harassing the Harassers: A Lawyer Reads YouTube’s new Harassment Guidelines

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Never one to let the clamor die down, YouTube has announced a brand new harassment and cyberbullying policy. But while arguably well-intentioned, could the vagaries of the new rules (and explanatory blog post accompanying them) leave creators more confused than ever?

Prolonged interactions are never maliciously intended...in Virtual Legality.

#YouTube #Terms #Harassment


Discussed in this episode:

"Many of you have told us we need to do a better job preventing harassment on YouTube..."
Tweet - December 11, 2019 - YouTube Creators (@YTCreators)
https://twitter.com/YTCreators/status/1204763712130707457

"YouTube unveils broader anti-harassment policies for threats and insults about race, sexual orientation and gender"
Washington Post - December 11, 2019 - Taylor Telford
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/12/11/youtube-unveils-broader-anti-harassment-policies-threats-insults-about-race-sex-gender/

"Carlos Maza, Steven Crowder, and Arbitrary YouTube "Guidelines": A Lawyer's View (VL64)"
YouTube Video - June 5, 2019 - Hoeg Law
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuxEtUEkx_Q

"An update to our harassment policy"
YouTube Official Blog - December 11, 2019
https://youtube.googleblog.com/2019/12/an-update-to-our-harassment-policy.html

"Harassment and cyberbullying policy"
YouTube Policies - Updated December 11, 2019
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2802268


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"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.

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