Several consumers and content creators are very worried about their online business because of the new terms and conditions of YouTube. The company has decided to terminate any channel which is not commercially viable. New terms and conditions will go into effect on 10 December 2019.
The new terms of the platform, included in the section title Account Suspension & Termination” with the subheader “Terminations by YouTube for Service Changes.” added the following:
“YouTube may terminate your access, or your Google account’s access to all or part of the Service if YouTube believes, in its sole discretion, that provision of the Service to you is no longer commercially viable.”
In its most basic terms: If a channel is not able to make money, Company has the authority to remove it from its website. These terms and conditions give the company the power to delete a creators’ account if they upload or live stream video that, for example, doesn’t produce enough advertising revenue.
YouTube frequently changes its policies. There was also a change in YouTube policy in 2018 for small content creators on its platform by saying that there must be 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours of watch time across their channel in a 12 month period if you want to become a monetized creator.
It seems that YouTube is making it harder for small content creators to earn through videos and is giving favor to the large channels with million subscribers as the company makes 90% revenue from these large channels.