Google’s YouTube has made chañges in their terms for old and new users living outside the United States of America.
According to an electronic mail sent to all YouTube users outside the US, YouTube says the new terms they are updating terms of service to provide more transparency to users.
“You’re receiving this email because we’re updating the YouTube Terms of Service (“Terms”) to clarify our terms and provide transparency to our users.” reads excerpts of an E-mail from YouTube.
The Terms were similarly updated in the United States in November 2020.But, they said the changes will not alter users’ access or use of YouTube services.
“These changes shouldn’t significantly alter your access or use of the YouTube service.” YouTube said.
Parrots UG Tech desk publishes to you a summary of the changes:
Facial recognition restrictions: The Terms of Service already state that you cannot collect any information that might identify a person without their permission. While this has always included facial recognition information, the new Terms make that explicitly clear.
YouTube’s right to monetize: YouTube has the right to monetize all content on the platform and ads may appear on videos from channels not in the YouTube Partner Program.
Royalty payments and tax withholding: For creators entitled to revenue payments, such payments will be treated as royalties from a U.S. tax perspective and Google will withhold taxes where required by law.
The new terms are according to YouTube taking effect from June 1st,2021 and users already using these services are required to read the terms and update their channels to the new terms.
“Please make sure you read the updates to the Terms carefully. The new Terms will take effect on June 1, 2021 for users outside the U.S. By continuing to use YouTube after this date, you are agreeing to the new Terms.”
Under the new terms, users with children using YouTube kids are liable to the content their children share on YouTube regarding the new terms.
“Please note, if you allow your child to use YouTube Kids, then you are agreeing to the new Terms on behalf of your child as well.” YouTube further explained.