This doesn't say the viewer or the uploader pays money to Youtube / Google.
When you upload videos, if you're successful enough (with lots of views) to get in the Youtube Partners program, you can monetize them, meaning you can have advertisers pay you to put ads on you video. The last line here is saying that this will be treated as royalties under US law (regardless of the country of the uploader, I guess), which is just paperwork that doesn't matter to anyone but the uploader.
The second line about monetization means that Youtube can put ads on your videos even if you did not sell that space to advertisers, Youtube is the one selling the space to advertisers if they want to, and they get the money and you don't.
As a viewer, you still don't pay anything, you just watch videos with ads. Because ad time is money.
There's no real change, they were already doing all that. They're just making it clear that they can sell your stuff to advertisers without paying you shit, even though no one ever wants to watch ads, and Youtubers who don't get paid for it certainly don't want to put that burden on their viewers.
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Last Edit: May 21, 2021, 01:25:57 PM