09-06-2016, 02:29 AM
It is actually a decent video, I'd recommend watching.
But, it does go downhill. Around the 10 minute mark I was asking what the dude was talking about.
He seems to think this is no big deal. This is a huge deal. And I "like" the part where it mentions how "this policy has been in place for a year" but now YouTube is apparently enforcing it more strictly. I'm already imagining arguments where some poindexter has to state "well actually, this policy isn't new..." As if the response to that (YouTube essentially censoring content) would be "Oh...yeah...I guess that's just how it is then. It was in fact the policy."
Here's the problem, this reminds me a bit like McCulloch v. Maryland. "The power to tax is the power to destroy". Or in this case, the power to demonetize is the power to destroy. What's the difference between banning these videos and demonetizing them when the end result is that creators are no longer able to make this content?
I think there's a fundamental misunderstanding. I imagine a lot of people probably think YouTube should be able to do whatever they want because they're a private business. Well, that's not really how things operate currently. YouTube is a monopoly on multimedia videos, look at their market share. We aren't operating in a free market. And it's especially critical because of this corporatist age and the mainstream media. For goodness sakes we know we aren't getting news from Cable TV. It's very unfortunate I didn't save the meme I ran across, but went along the lines of "2016 - When hackers broke the biggest news & the media tried to cover it up". That's how it's supposed to work, right?