Follow the Money: YouTube’s Failure to Pay Retroactively Gives “Conversion Rate” a Whole New Meaning

A performance metric one hears from the digerati is the term “conversion rate.”   “Conversion rate” for a streaming service usually means the rate at which users of an ad-supported free service are “converted” to paying users.  That motivation is usually because they are so fed up with the advertising they are willing to pay. […]

YouTube’s Animal Abuse Videos

If you’ve been following Rep. Ted Deutch’s “Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture” bill co-sponsored with Rep. Vern Buchanan, it may come as a surprise that there is actually such a thing as “animal crush” videos.  It’s just too sad to really discuss in any detail–other than to commend Reps Deutch and Buchanan for stepping up […]

What’s Good for the Goose: Europe for Creators Asks for Equal Time on YouTube for Their Pro-Article 13 Messages — Artist Rights Watch

When safe harbors for companies like YouTube were created 20 years ago, it was with the idea of providing a little latitude to reasonable people acting reasonably on the condition of being a neutral platform–for not creating an app for Room 101 where 2+2=5. Europe for Creators makes an important call on YouTube for equal time on the YouTube network.