Should YouTube Allow Artful Nudity?

from the but-think-of-the-commenters... dept

The EFF and the National Coalition Against Censorship are apparently asking YouTube to consider changing its policy with regards to nudity. Apparently, it will allow nudity if the video is from a film or TV show -- but not if it's user generated videos made for YouTube. Separately, YouTube suggests it will allow nudity with "some educational, documentary and scientific content, but only if that is the sole purpose of the video and it is not gratuitously graphic." The problem, according to the EFF and NCAC, is that there is no exception for work that is artistic in nature, and apparently YouTube recently removed the videos of a well-known artist, Amy Greenfield, for violating the "no nudity" policy. Now, this isn't actually a "censorship" issue, since YouTube is a private site, and not the government. So, honestly, I don't see any problem with YouTube deciding that it doesn't want that particular content on its site, but there is a separate issue raised here -- which is that, once again, the real issue is Google's lack of customer service -- something we've seen a lot of lately. One of the complaints is that Greenfield's videos were taken down with no recourse and no method for her to communicate with folks at YouTube to talk about getting them back online.

Filed Under: nudity, video, youtube
Companies: eff, google, ncac

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    Artiewhitefox, 24 Jul 2013 @ 12:34pm

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    We are on a planet of sex. Therefore according to Youtube we are on a pornographic planet. Youtube had better annihilate ban the entire planet so people don't see it. Problem is they will ban thermselvbes at the same time. See how idiotic Youtube is being cruel to child like furries offending them? All know what will happen to those that offend one of Christs little ones. It will be better for them to drown than burn in God's judging light being hell to them.
    Youtube gives nothing that is good being rotten. Proverbs 17: 4,A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.Jeremiah 24,2,One basket had very good figs, even like the figs that are firt ripe: and the other basket had very naughty figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad. Youtube's banning are like rotten figs; Exstremly unpalatable.Youtube needs to reinstate all or f the furry videos and thjat is a lot of them writing a formal apology to them with a broken and contrite heart. The same in videos doing the same thing. Youtube is still at war with the gay.

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