The following news is /k/ enough to warrant posting it here instead of starting a separate thread.
Three days ago, Ian of Forgotten Weapons chose to stick his foot into the YouTube wars. He announced that he's working with Jörg Sprave of The Slingshot Channel in organizing a legal push against YouTube's policy of refusing to provide formal published rules for creating content. This can be done in the EU due to their legal situation over there.
Jörg Sprave is more than a backyard engineer. He's formed a YouTube creators union in Germany and has found a legal partner with deep pockets who earnestly desire to make YT be the partner they claim to be with creators.
My gut instinct is that this won't turn out well for content creators no matter how many law firms the Germans can organize. It may also be the end of Forgotten Weapons and The Slingshot Channel on YT. Ian has quietly suggested he's already organizing a move away from hosting his work on YT but is being very low key to keep from pissing away what little good will he still has with Alphabet.
Godspeed to Ian and Jörg!Monetization and the YouTubers Union
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