Today I received an email from Youtube
Today we are announcing changes to the YouTube Partner Program (YPP). While our goal remains to keep the YPP open to as many channels as possible, we recognize we need more safeguards in place to protect creator revenue across the YouTube ecosystem.
Under the new eligibility requirements announced today, your YouTube channel, [Channel Name], is no longer eligible for monetization because it doesn’t meet the new threshold of 4,000 hours of watchtime within the past 12 months and 1,000 subscribers. As a result, your channel will lose access to all monetization tools and features associated with the YouTube Partner Program on February 20, 2018 unless you surpass this threshold in the next 30 days. Accordingly, this email serves as 30 days notice that your YouTube Partner Program terms are terminated.
One of YouTube’s core values is to provide anyone the opportunity to earn money from a thriving channel. Creators who haven’t yet reached this new threshold can continue to benefit from our Creator Academy, our Help Center, and all the resources on the Creator Site to grow their channels. Once your channel reaches the new threshold, it will be reviewed to make sure it adheres to our policies and guidelines, and if so, monetization will be re-enabled.
The main reason to upload to Youtube was monetization. Google, or rather Alphabet is turning more evil each day.
So now you need 4000 hours over 12 months watched and 1000 subscribers.
Yeah “down with the little folk” Alphabet is now part of the mob the ruling elite.
They do whatever they want and fuck the little guy who made them what they are.
Disgusting evil bastards.
I vouch for “Don’t support Alphabet, don’t give them your material for free. Delete your videos if they’re not being monetized and show Alphabet/Youtube who’s boss. It’s not them, it’s you”
2 days later Google has removed any news about this incident from their news search. “If people believe that no one knows about it, nothing will happen, right?”
What happend to “being inclusive”? Don’t they have that lawsuit on their hand because some white guy got mobbed because he’s white? And now this?