Google changed their terms:
"YouTube has the right to monetize all content on the platform and ads may appear on videos from channels not in the Partner Program"
Squeezing creators seems the easy way to add more revenue and satisfy shareholders but cannot go on forever.
@markosaric Lets see how well will the peertube live streaming feature work
@fristi expect even more. this terms of service change just happened and they sent the email to all creators today
Your response (and OP) make me think of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learned_helplessness (got there through https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battered_woman_syndrome although it may be less applicable then I initially thought)
"The abuse is not that bad ... (and I probably deserved it)"
#Google (and FB) actively and purposely use these psychological tricks/techniques to get people to do what *they* want.
We've been conditioned that ads are the only way to monetize content, but "402 Payment Required" exist for quite a while now
we cannot ignore the fact that for most websites and creators the ads are the only reason they can do what they do. without ads, they would not exist
using adblockers to watch their content is not a solution to this problem that works for creators. creators need better options both in how to monetize and where to post videos. until then they use youtube no matter what
@markosaric And I'm totally not shocked once again.It's just Google doing Google things.If you want it without ads,use youtube-dl.It's better anyway.
@markosaric YouTube seems to assume that artists only want to get paid.
I think many artists have more than just this one requirement/expectation from the platform hosting their content.
I mean, if it was a brick an mortar venue, I would not be comfortable with my audience being subjected to tyrannical surveillance.
I have been thinking a lot about methods for artists to assert these extra-financial requirements and I would love to hear others' as well.
@mplammers yeah in this case it's making it even worse. they're now putting ads on all videos and not sharing the revenue with some of the creators who are not big enough to join the partner program
@mplammers @markosaric I have a channel on YouTube. I'm creating tutorials about FLOSS CAD software and I don't want to monetize the channel. Do I understand correctly that they can show ads in my videos? The last thing I want is YT to do this. I also started a PeerTube channel. Unfortunately no other platform can currently compete with YT in terms of reach. But I'm very, very sick of their devious tricks.
@ericbuijs @mplammers with this new change of terms from yesterday they can do that. you can read more here https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/18/21573937/youtube-ads-creators-partner-program-revenue-terms-of-service-update
@markosaric Indeed. This is basically an admission that they hit the long-tail of monetization.
I call this as an absolute win (for the Fediverse).
Hopefully this will push people (and more importantly content producers) into look for alternatives. Time to strike. Tell your Youtuber friends about PeerTube. Or at least complain about the ads and ask them to remove the ads 😉
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