November 7th, 2015
I haven’t been working on my major project a lot lately, but I plan to put most of my hours in the next couple weeks. Today I started going through the never-ending amount of information regarding the terms of service. Here is what I found:
The Warranty Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability are all written in caps lock. In a way I felt that I was getting yelled at my youtube. I can only assume they think these are some of the most important pieces of information, or more likely these are the ones that cover their butt in a legal situation. To summarize both parts, they are basically saying they are responsible for nothing, including personal injury (who knew watching youtube could cause you personal injury!? I found this part quite humorous)
Within the terms of service there is a link that will take you to another page titled Community Guidelines which they describe as “A few ground rules to keep youtube safe and fun for everyone”. This section was much more user friendly than the previous terms and conditions. I would describe these guidelines as the moral side of the terms.
“We trust you to be responsible, and millions of users respect that trust. Please be one of them.”
They list categories of material that is not allowed. However, there are some exceptions and videos that contain some of this content may become age restricted.
- nudity/sexual content
- harmful or dangerous content
- violent or graphic content
- hateful content
Not only is this section about not posting this type of content, but it also covers what to do if you come across a video that you think violates their policy.
WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION PRIVATE AND SAFE — AND PUT YOU IN CONTROL.