YouTube Gives Partner Creators Choice: Sign, or Vanish

Apparently if YouTube “partner” content creators don’t sign its revenue-sharing agreement, YouTube will hide all of that creator’s content on both the ad-supported and ad-free iterations of YouTube. Geez, no wonder Google dropped the “Don’t be evil” slogan. “Google says the goal is to offer consistency, so people thinking about subscribing to Red don’t have to worry about their favorite content not being available in the ad-free service. But there’s no explanation why it couldn’t just flag videos of those who don’t sign the deal as ‘Not On Red’, and instead had to go with a sign-or-disappear strategy.”

Twitch, here’s your chance.