Statement about YouTube's new rules for creators

Today, YouTube's new terms and conditions came into effect - and any user of the platform should be severely concerned about what's included.

The biggest update that affects us is about channel termination: "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 summary, if you are a channel that frequently gets demonetised (like us), one that has an existed strike (like us), or one that has been given copyright noticed (like us) we could be up or termination overnight.

This is a frightening prospect for independent creators, like us. While we are no longer "just a YouTube Channel" it is still easily our most important platform & the place where we upload full bulletins, extended clips & much more. It's also the only place that you & even us can view older content, from as far back as March 2019.

Given our previous issues with YouTube (click here to find out about those) we fear they may again target our channel once again - and YOU should be worried too.

In the worst case scenario, make sure you're following us on social media for the latest headlines & breaking news (links below) and keep visiting every day for more great content.

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