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1572020cookie-checkYouTube Can Terminate Your YouTube Account If It’s No Longer “Commercially Viable”

YouTube Can Terminate Your YouTube Account If It’s No Longer “Commercially Viable”

Starting December 10th, 2019, YouTube will begin enforcing a new terms of service change that will allow them to terminate your YouTube or Google access to their service if they feel that your content, your channel, or your account, is no longer “commercially viable”.

The change was noticed by YouTuber Raging Golden Eagle, who tweeted out about the notice, first linking to the U.K., service change update, which went into effect for the EEA and Switzerland back on July 22nd, 2019, as detailed over on the U.K., TOS page.

Some people argued that this was simply a U.K., change and that their precious terms of service would not be affected for content creators and users in the U.S. However, the bad news hit the residents of the Stateside shores where Raging Golden Eagle linked to the U.S., version of the site, where it was confirmed that the new terms of service update would go into effect starting December 10th, 2019.

You can find the U.S., version of the update over on the YouTube TOS page, where it clearly states under the “Account Suspension & Termination” section…

“Terminations by YouTube for Service Changes


“YouTube may terminate your access, or your Google account’s access to all or part of the Service if YouTube believes, in its sole discretion, that provision of the Service to you is no longer commercially viable. “

In plain ‘ole English, this means that if YouTube, someone at Google, or the head honchos at Alphabet decide that your YouTube account is no longer “commercially viable” – either as a consumer or as a content creator – then they can axe your account.

Some users should take note that this may also affect your Google accounts. Recently Markiplier fans found that out the hard way when they were banned from YouTube and had their Gmail and other Google services rendered unusable as well. So that’s something to keep in mind.

In addition to purging thousands of accounts, and banning users under the nebulous term “hate speech”, YouTube is now going to crank up their ability to terminate user accounts and content creators using the excuse that they’re no longer “commercially viable”.

(Thanks for the news tip ThyBonesConsumed)

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