Engadget: YouTube is reportedly planning to launch a ‘channel store’ for streaming services

Engadget: YouTube is reportedly planning to launch a ‘channel store’ for streaming services. “YouTube has been working on an online store where you can purchase subscriptions for various streaming services, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Google-owned video streaming platform has reportedly been developing a ‘channel store’ for at least the past 18 months and is currently in talks with potential partner companies.”

MakeUseOf: 5 Sites to Discover the Best YouTube Channels and Creators Recommended for You

MakeUseOf: 5 Sites to Discover the Best YouTube Channels and Creators Recommended for You. “You’ve probably subscribed to a few channels already. Then YouTube has recommended a few others you might like based on that. But let’s face it, these are often quite bad. So if you’re sick of irrelevant YouTube recommendations for channels, you need to go away from its algorithm and find other ways to discover creators.”

Tubefilter: Lawsuit from Grammy winner claims that YouTube’s copyright systems “reduce the value of all works”

Tubefilter: Lawsuit from Grammy winner claims that YouTube’s copyright systems “reduce the value of all works”. “On August 1, A California judge denied YouTube‘s request to throw out a 2020 lawsuit filed by jazz musician Maria Schneider. The suit, which argues that YouTube fails to protect smaller creators from infringement, will now be allowed to move forward.”

Daily Journal Online: New Missouri State Archives’ YouTube channel is launched

Daily Journal Online: New Missouri State Archives’ YouTube channel is launched. “Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft has announced the launch of a new YouTube channel curated by the Missouri State Archives, a division within his office. The platform offers the public unprecedented access to historic films created by Missouri state government, along with recordings of the State Archives’ Thursday Evening Speaker Series and other Missouri history-related content.”

Reuters: Nigeria asks Google to block banned groups from YouTube

Reuters: Nigeria asks Google to block banned groups from YouTube. “Nigeria asked Google to block the use of YouTube channels and livestreams by banned groups and terrorist organizations in the country, Information Minister Lai Mohammed said on Thursday.”

New York Times: You, Too, Can Strike It Rich on YouTube!

New York Times: You, Too, Can Strike It Rich on YouTube!. “YouTube automation has led to a cottage industry with online influencers offering tutorials and opportunities for fast money. But, as is often the case with promises of quickly made fortunes in online businesses, the YouTube automation process can be a money pit for aspiring internet entrepreneurs and a magnet for poseurs selling unhelpful services.”

Mint: Govt issued 105 orders to block social media content under new IT rules

Mint (India): Govt issued 105 orders to block social media content under new IT rules . “According to information shared by the minister of state for electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar in a written reply to Rajya Sabha, 94 directions to block content were issued to YouTube between December 2021 and April 2022.”

Oddity Central: Man Tries to Perform Nose Job on Himself, Unsurprisingly Ends Up in the Hospital

Oddity Central: Man Tries to Perform Nose Job on Himself, Unsurprisingly Ends Up in the Hospital . “You can find all sorts of DIY tutorials on YouTube these days, and that apparently includes nose surgery as well. However, just because someone says you don’t have to be a doctor to perform an operation, especially if it’s on yourself doesn’t make it a good idea. Unfortunately, one Sao Paolo man actually tried to do his own rhinoplasty using a YouTube video as a guide and ended up at the Campo Limpo Emergency Care Unit with an infected wound.”

Bloomberg: Google Defeats Lawsuit Decrying Animal Abuse Videos on YouTube

Bloomberg: Google Defeats Lawsuit Decrying Animal Abuse Videos on YouTube. “An animal rights group failed in a legal attempt to force Google to do more to keep videos of animal abuse off its YouTube streaming platform. Alphabet Inc.’s Google is protected by a federal law, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, that shields internet platforms from lawsuits based on content posted by their users, Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Sunil R. Kulkarni said in a tentative ruling Wednesday.”

The Mainichi: YouTuber elected to Japan’s upper house intends to stay overseas, skip August Diet session

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Boing Boing: YouTube copyright trolls claim public domain footage of Apollo moon landing

Boing Boing: YouTube copyright trolls claim public domain footage of Apollo moon landing. “Film archivist Fran Blanche posted content featuring the Apollo moon landings to YouTube, and reported being besieged by frauds using ContentID, the platform’s private copyright enforcement and monetization system.”

CNN: YouTube will start removing misinformation related to abortion

CNN: YouTube will start removing misinformation related to abortion. “YouTube on Thursday said it will no longer allow misinformation related to abortion on its platform, including false claims about the safety of the procedure and potentially unsafe instructions about how to self-induce an abortion.”

Bleeping Computer: Convincing ‘YouTube’ Google ads lead to Windows support scams

Bleeping Computer: Convincing ‘YouTube’ Google ads lead to Windows support scams. “A scarily realistic-looking Google Search YouTube advertisement is redirecting visitors to tech support scams pretending to be security alerts from Windows Defender.”

Unboxing videos on YouTube: What parents need to watch for (Brigham Young University)

Brigham Young University: Unboxing videos on YouTube: What parents need to watch for. “Videos of a child influencer opening a toy and demonstrating how to play with it have become wildly popular on YouTube, many garnering tens of millions of views from children around the globe. In fact, Walmart has a line of toys based on the reviews of a prominent kid YouTuber, Ryan Kaji of Ryan’s World. Unbeknownst to child viewers, however, is the fact that many of the toys shown in unboxing videos are paid for or provided by a brand, with the goal of influencing children.”

NiemanLab: YouTube hit Channel 5 News is “reporting for people who don’t watch the news”

NiemanLab: YouTube hit Channel 5 News is “reporting for people who don’t watch the news”. “Since hitting the road in 2019, [Andrew] Callaghan’s work has evolved beyond a parodic presentation of small-town news. He recently reported from Ukraine, interviewing the mayor of Lviv and refugees in the country and across the border in Poland. Much of the money that Channel 5 brings in is spent on operating costs for the traveling production, and the rest is split evenly between Callaghan and two collaborators.”