Dragon Ball Z Abridged Pulled! Copyright Strikes Again

 

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Why Copyright Deadlock Doesn’t Work

 

GoodBadFlicks does a short video discussing what Copyright Deadlock is and why it won’t work for most content creators.
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YouTube Heroes – Youtube just changed the wording of the Youtube Heroes Video

Regarding the new YouTube Heroes program. The wording has subtly been changed from “report negative content” to “report inappropriate videos accurately” which is just true YouTube style.

Instead of publicly acknowledging everyone’s justified complaints, Youtube, in a “You guys just didn’t understand” kind of way, just changed the wording to something equally as vague and easy to misunderstand.

 

YouTube Heroes – Youtuber’s about the New Youtube Heroes Programm

This is an idea that seems straight out of The Onion. Any YouTuber that has attracted even the slightest amount of controversy should be incredibly wary of this new program.

I fully expect YouTube to backtrack from this once it becomes widely known, although I wouldn’t bet against them doubling down on this program either.

But let’s see what some bigger YouTubers are saying about this Programm :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Youtube Heroes Program Rewards Users Who Flag Videos

YouTube has added the ‘YouTube Heroes Program’, which allows users to mass flag videos when they reach the third of five total ‘Levels.’ Users enrolled in the program will gain points towards these levels by performing actions such as moderating inappropriate comments and flagging videos that are against YouTube’s terms of service.

Essentially, the five levels allow the ‘Hero’ to progressively become more involved with the inner workings of YouTube. YouTube Heroes’ first ‘Level’ begins by allowing the user to access the Heroes ‘dashboard’ and ‘community’, while the second level trains the ‘Hero’ for moderating YouTube while also allowing them to participate in a video chat with other ‘Heroes’.

 

The third level begins the Heroes’ moderation duties in earnest by allowing the Hero to mass flag YouTube videos and to “help moderate community content”. Levels above this will allow Heroes a ‘sneak peak’ of new products and give them direct contact with YouTube staffers. The most successful members of the program will be enrolled in future tests of YouTube’s features and picked to participate in a “YouTube Heroes Summit” of some description.

If you are interested in joining the ranks of YouTube’s ‘Heroes’, be sure to sign up here.

 

YouTube Demonitizes Videos Not Deemed “Advertiser-Friendly”

Terms of Services for a website are a fluid thing. As sites grow and mature, the content of their Terms and Services changes, as does the frequency that they enforce it. Unfortunately, it seems that today’s news concerns previously monetized content being denied ads on YouTube.

Multiple subscribers and content creators have noticed that the popular video sharing website will now be enforcing its Terms of Services (archived here) more frequently. While the language of its Terms and Services remains untouched from its status in at least 2015, YouTube has not stringently enforced its Terms of Services, which prohibit monetization of content that isn’t considered by the company to be “advertiser-friendly.”

In short, YouTube considers the following to not be “advertiser-friendly” content: sexually-suggestive content, violence, inappropriate language, promotion of drugs and other regulated substances, and controversial or sensitive subjects and events. If your video falls under any of those content categories, they may not monetize it. In addition, if they choose to approve it for monetization, then it may not be eligible for all available ad formats.

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Most importantly, these guidelines regulate how content creators can disclose sponsorship of their videos. In the Terms of Service, content creators are explicitly told “[not to] embed promotions for your own sponsors in your video since this can create advertiser conflict.” As disclosure of video sponsorship is something that is taken extremely seriously, this is an incredibly major change to how many content creators currently operate.

Many YouTubers, such as Philip DeFranco, have taken to Twitter to share their displeasure with the enforcement of YouTube’s Terms of Services. Below, DeFranco voices his concerns that many of his videos will not be eligible for monetization, and that his career as a content creator on this platform is over.

Also YouTuber’s like Chris Ray Gun do poke fun on the rule breaking:

 

Where’s The Fair Use Progress

 

Go to https://www.takedownabuse.org/
to submit your stories of purchasing content after seeing someone talk about, cover,review, remix or play it.
Please click the ‘Show More’ button.

While the comment period for letting us know about how you purchased something after watching a video is valid for 19 days, the first round table will be on May 2nd. The more we have by then the better! Thanks!

This video was filmed before the YouTube announcement about changes that they will implement to the contentID claim system.

While the side account for monetization claims is nice and something that we and others before us have pushed for, what’s to stop the claimant from just saying, “Nope still ours!” and taking the money forcing us to dispute a claim and then risk a takedown/strike?

These false claims still have no repercussions, and while this change could be good, it could also go into a horrible new direction. False claims can now get money during the dispute, and then the claimers can chose to not release the claim and steal more money.

Before they made no money during the dispute, now a side pot of money is theirs for the taking.

For those just joining us here are our last few videos on this subject:

What the Hell YouTube?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC3NI…

What the Hell YouTube? Part 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFlgx…

Where’s The Fair Use?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVqFA…

Save Fair Use Now
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoIL5…

The We’re Zombies Article
https://torrentfreak.com/copyright-gr…

Hack The Planet Apparently
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/william…

Take Down Stay Down or How the RIAA wants to destroy the Internet
http://www.takedownstaydown.org/
Notice that the submission form on this site is straight automation, not even a place to read a comment. They’re so totally not zombies.

Where’s the Fair Use? – Update 3 #WTFU #MakeYouTubeGreatAgain

 

Just a few more days to go with the “Where’s the Fair Use?” thunderclap campaign, and already so many amazing things have happened from the community outreach to Youtube. Susan Wojcicki responded to GradeAUnderA’s #MakeYoutubeGreatAgain tag with an update from Spencer on the policy team.

Keep spreading the #WTFU message and lets see how far we can take it before the Thunderclap posts on Wednesday, March 2nd at 12:00 PM EST.

https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/3…

https://productforums.google.com/foru…

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