The Verge: YouTube will reportedly halt targeted ads for videos that appeal to kids

The Verge: YouTube will reportedly halt targeted ads for videos that appeal to kids. “YouTube is ‘finalizing plans’ to end targeted advertising on its main site for uploaded videos that children are likely to watch, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The move could be meant to appease regulators at the Federal Trade Commission who have examined whether YouTube has violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) through data collection and a failure to protect young users on the platform.”

The Verge: YouTube Shows Have Become A Secret Weapon For Rising Politicians

The Verge: YouTube Shows Have Become A Secret Weapon For Rising Politicians. “Over the past few months, candidates Andrew Yang and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) have also appeared on YouTube podcasts with some of the platform’s most popular creators. All three have appeared on Rogan, with Yang also speaking with conservative commentator Dave Rubin and Ethan and Hila Klein from the H3 Podcast.”

The Verge: YouTube sues alleged copyright troll over extortion of multiple YouTubers

The Verge: YouTube sues alleged copyright troll over extortion of multiple YouTubers. “YouTube is going after an alleged copyright troll using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s (DMCA) provisions, alleging that Christopher Brady used false copyright strikes to extort YouTube creators, harming the company in the process. Now, YouTube is suing Brady, using the DMCA’s provisions against fraudulent takedown claims, seeking compensatory damages and an injunction against future fraudulent claims.”

Tubefilter: The Streamy Awards Pact With YouTube For Exclusive Distribution Deal, Announce Dec. 13 Showdate

Tubefilter: The Streamy Awards Pact With YouTube For Exclusive Distribution Deal, Announce Dec. 13 Showdate. “For the third time to date (once back in 2016, and again in 2018), the Streamy Awards will air exclusively on YouTube. This year’s ceremony — marking the ninth-ever Streamys — will be broadcast live globally from the Beverly Hilton hotel on Dec. 13.”

Tubefilter: YouTube Is Hiring Partner Managers To Work With Conservative And Liberal News Creators

Tubefilter: YouTube Is Hiring Partner Managers To Work With Conservative And Liberal News Creators. “YouTube is bringing on a crop of new hires to its Partner Manager network with the explicit goal of maintaining relationships with news-focused creators and organizations. Partner Managers serve as a liaison between YouTube’s top creators and the platform itself, offering a direct line of communication for the two.”

Kotaku: Nintendo Is Cracking Down On Popular YouTube Music Channels

Kotaku: Nintendo Is Cracking Down On Popular YouTube Music Channels. “A popular YouTube channel dedicated to sharing video game music was recently hit with over a hundred copyright claims, the latest to fall under intense scrutiny as Nintendo appears to be ramping up efforts to prevent the illicit distribution of its music.”

TechCrunch: YouTube shuts down music companies’ use of manual copyright claims to steal creator revenue

TechCrunch: YouTube shuts down music companies’ use of manual copyright claims to steal creator revenue. “YouTube is making a change to its copyright enforcement policies around music used in videos, which may result in an increased number of blocked videos in the shorter term — but overall, a healthier ecosystem in the long term. Going forward, copyright owners will no longer be able to monetize creator videos with very short or unintentional uses of music via YouTube’s ‘Manual Claiming’ tool. Instead, they can choose to prevent the other party from monetizing the video or they can block the content.”