Update to YouTube Terms of Service Taking Effect June 1, 2021

YouTube Jun 1, 2021

YouTube is making some changes to its Terms of Service that take effect June 1 (for users outside of the U.S.) and they sent out an announcement about this so we wanted to share it in case it applies to you!

These are 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.

For more information, visit YouTube's help center.

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Rachel Grossinger

Rachel Grossinger is the Digital Marketing Manager at Switchboard Live.

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