Thursday, September 22, 2016

As Predicted...

People are really upset about the Youtube Heros thing.

There are a few important things to remember here...

  1. Youtube is owned by Google, a publicly traded company who's legally obligated to make as much money as they can for their share holders
  2. Youtube is not a platform for free speech
  3. See #1
  4. People we think of as "big" youtubers like Leafy or Fooseytube mean nothing to google compared to the record companies, television networks and movie studios
  5. See #1
  6. Youtube is legally accountable for the content on their website, even if they didn't make it
  7. See #1
  8. Youtube policies have nothing to do with "free speech"  Your right to Free Speech is protected by the Constitution; your right to have Google host your Speech on their website doesn't exist.
  9. See #1
  10. It may piss you off that it's all about money, but it's all about money, and there's pretty much nothing you can do about it.  If these changes upset their major clients they wouldn't have made them.  You're probably not somebody they consider a major client.
  11. See #1

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