Originally Posted by ToTheSun!
Whether or not Youtube is in the black is not relevant to how they should treat their partners, which, in the end, are what grew the platform and made them money. If Google doesn't give content creators a fighting chance, soon we'll be left with nothing but beauty gurus and corporate mouth pieces, and the owners of the channels you and I like to watch will eventually go back to their jobs if they have the chance.
The most subscribed and viewed are already dominate by corporations from entertainment etc.
PDP is one of the only comedians on YouTube making any dent into that. Again with entertainment.
So people will stop wasting time on YT and move somewhere else, that's more of a problem for YT though that they will lose creators and viewers.
Originally Posted by LancerVI
Again, I know it's not 1:1, but there is some precedent for this already. If youtube is deemed to be a public forum, then they have a serious problem on their hands, even in the US.
I think of YouTube as a global, digital public square where thoughts, ideas, etc are exchanged. If the courts see it in a similar way, there could be similar consequences for Google.
It's hardly a public venue and what not where free speech needs to be protected, it has been a censored platform from day 1, there is no free speech on YT. And they still have country restrictions based on IP (as if IP ever was indication of a country... never was never will be) and other nonsense.
It's as censored as it gets in some ways, the only things that do slip are those that are not in English because Google doesn't bother to hunt those down with their algorithms, so while you won't find stolen western movies in English on YT you will in most other languages from other regions, etc.
If they start imposing rules upon YT (and so all other video sharing platforms based in that country) by law then well that's not great either, all it will do is make it government censored what is allowed and what is not on there.
A lot of old channels that complained about losing viewers? It's completely normal as has been scientifically explained. Those channels also often decrease in releasing videos and their quality too. So why would people go back. Their reliance on random viewers given to them by YT's ever changing algorithm... that's not a good idea for a business is it.
IGM can try all they want, if they have any success it's likely going to end up limited to a region, such as Germany or EU only after it's forced by some law. YT is changing all the time, sometimes those changes are good sometimes not, like any other platform and forum.