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Virtual Legality Episode 244

Keemstar Demonetized! YouTube, Harassment, and Vague Rules

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When Youtube star Keemstar recently got into a feud with fellow YouTube star Ethan Klein (h3h3Productions), the resulting fall-out had many smaller YouTuber's wondering what the platform would do in response.

Now, Youtube has acted to demonetize Keemstar's channel for a period of weeks, along with sending out similar statements to other YouTubers (such as Tipster) requiring them to reapply after stopping their "harassment" and cleaning up their act.

But while Keemstar thinks YouTube is using new rules to enact these changes, the truth is that we talked about the risk back when the rules were put in place last year.

Everything old is new again...in Virtual Legality.

#Keemstar #YouTube #Harassment


Discussed in this episode:

"I am sorry [Team YouTube]!"
Tweet - June 9, 2020 - KEEM (@KEEMSTAR)
https://twitter.com/KEEMSTAR/status/1270501401358204930

"DramaAlert"
YouTube Channel (Keemstar)
https://www.youtube.com/user/NewDramaAlert

"My YouTube Channel Has Been Demonetized"
YouTube Video - June 9, 2020 - Tipster
https://youtu.be/IQKciuG7aww

"This new bullet point that YouTube added."
Tweet - June 9, 2020 KEEM (@KEEMSTAR)
https://twitter.com/KEEMSTAR/status/1270534534799470593

"Harassing the Harassers: A Lawyer Reads YouTube’s new Harassment Guidelines (VL148)"
YouTube Video - December 11, 2019 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/H2TXeN0EWxw

"Harassment and cyberbullying policy"
YouTube Help Page
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2802268

"Hate speech policy"
YouTube Help Page
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2801939?hl=en

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


"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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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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Table of Contents

Timecode Title
0:00 Introduction
0:26 Keemstar and Tipster Demonetized
3:50 What's Old is New Again
6:06 Let's Read YouTube's Harassment Policy
13:25 Rule of Blog
17:38 Conclusion

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