YouTube recently unveiled its new Terms of Service, and it soon began to rain fears that the platform could be becoming increasingly overwhelming for content creators looking to dedicate it professionally.
After its publication, many feared that the Google platform was reserving the right to terminate any channel that it deemed not to be "commercially viable." Here is the passage that generated controversy in the last hours:
"YouTube may terminate your access to, or access to, your Google account if you believe in its sole discretion that providing the Service is not commercially viable." (via VG 24/7).
However, in a statement sent to IGN, a YouTube spokesperson conveyed the company's official stance on this issue, stating that this was a mistake in how they drafted the new platform Terms:
"We have made some changes to our Terms of Service to make them more understandable to all users and to be completely up to date.
We are not changing the way our products work or how we have compiled and processed data, as well as any of your settings. These changes do not alter the way our products work or how we work with creators, their copyrights, or the monetization of their activities. "
Abílio Rodrigues (of Rivia) is the technology editor of IGN Portugal, a confessed music lover and PC gaming enthusiast. You can follow him on @KaikaneTR