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Virtual Legality Episode 190

YouTube: Broken Robots and Broken Promises

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Like many others around the world, YouTube has elected to enter the brave new era of remote work. Unlike other companies, however, YouTube has now expressly said that such "remoteness" will effectively break their ability to do the things they said they would do, and with only an acknowledgement that such a state of affairs will be "hard".

Enter the Age of The Bots.

How does YouTube operate and what is now changing with its service?

How much (and how often) will software algorithms (bots) control what users of the platform see and hear?

And why should content creators be nervous about the language YouTube has used?

At least the Borg had a cool catchphrase..in Virtual Legality.

#YouTube #Automated #Bots


Discussed in this episode:

"As COVID-19 evolves, we’re doing our best to support those who watch, create, & make a living on YouTube."
Tweet - March 16, 2020 - Team YouTube
https://twitter.com/TeamYouTube/status/1239608882462371840

"Protecting our extended workforce and the community"
YouTube Creator Blog - March 16, 2020
https://youtube-creators.googleblog.com/2020/03/protecting-our-extended-workforce-and.html

"YouTube warns of increased video removals during COVID-19 crisis"
TechCrunch - March 16, 2020 - Sarah Perez
https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/16/youtube-warns-of-increased-video-removals-during-covid-19-crisis/


"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 THE SERIES 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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