The world’s most popular video streaming service has changed its terms of service. As of now, creators that are not apart of their YouTube Partnership Program will no longer be eligible to receive revenue for advertisement. This new policy goes as follows,
Right to Monetize
You grant to YouTube the right to monetize your Content on the Service (and such monetization may include displaying ads on or within Content or charging users a fee for access). This Agreement does not entitle you to any payments. Starting November 18, 2020, any payments you may be entitled to receive from YouTube under any other agreement between you and YouTube (including for example payments under the YouTube Partner Program, Channel memberships or Super Chat) will be treated as royalties. If required by law, Google will withhold taxes from such payments.
What changed: We’ve added a new section to our Terms of Service: “Right to Monetize” containing two updates.
What this means:
- For channels not yet in the YouTube Partner Program:
We added this new section to let you know that, starting today we’ll begin slowly rolling out ads on a limited number of videos from channels not in YPP. This means as a creator that’s not in YPP, you may see ads on some of your videos. Since you’re not currently in YPP, you won’t receive a share of the revenue from these ads, though you’ll still have the opportunity to apply for YPP as you normally would once you meet the eligibility requirements. You can always check your progress toward eligibility on the monetization tab in YouTube Studio.
- For monetizing creators in the U.S.:
We also updated the Terms of Service to mention that any payments from YouTube to U.S. creators will be considered “royalties” from a U.S. tax perspective, effective today November 18, 2020. Some creators may be required to submit tax information in AdSense and may be subject to U.S. withholding taxes if required by law. U.S. creators will be generally unaffected by these withholding taxes as long as they provide valid documentation. If you have further questions, you may want to seek professional tax advice.
YouTube is now running ads on these pages while neglecting to share the money earned for those ads, we’ve been told to do for self by The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, YouTube has removed the Nation of Islam’s channel from the platform, we now have the task of establishing our own.
NNV Writer Hasan Ali