The YouTube section provides an overview of its relationship with users, including key updates to the Terms of Service. Users are introduced to YouTube’s role as a platform for videos, content sharing, and connection. Google LLC is now the service provider. Key updates include age requirements, parental permission for minors, and the role of businesses in using the Service. The section also highlights user rights, content licensing, and account suspension and termination policies. Changes to software licenses and other legal terms are mentioned, with an emphasis on user liability. Further details about the agreement and future updates are provided, encouraging users to read the complete Terms of Service for a comprehensive understanding.
When using YouTube’s services, users do not acquire ownership or rights to any part of the platform, including usernames or content posted by others. YouTube reserves the right to modify or discontinue the service, or any portion of it, for reasons such as performance improvement, security enhancement, legal compliance, or prevention of illegal activities. While efforts are made to provide notice for significant changes, there may be instances where changes are implemented without prior warning.Users with YouTube channels can upload content for promotional or artistic purposes, but this content must comply with the terms of the agreement and community guidelines. Users retain ownership of their content but grant YouTube and other users licenses to use it for various purposes. These licenses persist for a commercially reasonable period even after the user removes the content. Users can remove their content at any time, but YouTube may retain server copies of deleted videos. YouTube may also remove content if it violates the agreement or poses harm to the platform or users.
Users can stop using the service at any time, and YouTube can suspend or terminate access for various reasons, including breaches of the agreement, legal requirements, or changes to the service’s commercial viability. Users are provided notice for terminations or suspensions, unless certain conditions apply. If an account is suspended or terminated, some aspects of the service may still be accessible without an account. The agreement details termination procedures, including the opportunity for users to appeal erroneous terminations. About Software in the Service Users may need to download software for the service, and they grant permission for automatic updates. The license for the software is for personal use and does not allow copying, modifying, selling, or reverse-engineering. Some software may be governed by open-source licenses.