YouTube’s updated terms of service come into effect

The update includes changes in content monetization and privacy

YouTube’s updated terms of service came into effect yesterday (June 1).

The updated terms of service provide the video platform with the right to monetize any and all content on the platform, excluding those that do not belong to the YouTube Partner Program (YPP). YouTube will not share the ad revenue it receives from the monetized content.

YouTube shares ad revenue with the creators who are part of the YPP. Content creators are eligible to enrol in the YPP if they have more than 1000 subscribers and more than 4000 public watch hours. The YPP allows content creators to copyright and monetize their original content. According to the updated terms of service, content creators will still be able to share ad revenue when they meet the eligibility requirements and become a part of the YPP.

The updated terms of service also include an explicit ban on collecting personal data via facial recognition software.

YouTube’s updated terms of service were rolled out first in the United States in November 2020. Beginning June 1, they will take effect globally.

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