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.”

Tubefilter: YouTube Mom Indicted On 30 Counts Of Child Abuse Declared Incompetent To Stand Trial

Tubefilter: YouTube Mom Indicted On 30 Counts Of Child Abuse Declared Incompetent To Stand Trial. “Machelle Hobson, the former proprietor of a popular YouTube children’s channel who was indicted on 30 counts of child molestation, child abuse, unlawful imprisonment, and child neglect in March, has been declared incompetent to stand trial by doctors on behalf of both the state and defense.” I’m not interested in noting legal troubles for any and all YouTube users, but because of the popularity of content featuring children on YouTube, this seemed worth paying attention to.

Tubefilter: Half Of Teens Turn To YouTube For News, Preferring Influencers Over Traditional News Organizations (Study)

Tubefilter: Half Of Teens Turn To YouTube For News, Preferring Influencers Over Traditional News Organizations (Study). “A new study has confirmed the irrefutable power of YouTube. The poll, conducted by survey software company Survey Monkey and child education nonprofit Common Sense, found that today’s teens are turning away from traditional news organizations to find out about current events from online influencers on social media platforms like YouTube.” Then I think about all the current issues stemming from YouTube’s recommendation systems and I get straight-up nauseated.