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 @ 7:49pm

    Re: YouTube is a censor

    That is right. Youtube is exporting negative attitudes around the world. Youtube has a military mindset of attack whatever is natural. What are people that are not to bright goings to do. Emulate the attacking mentality of Youtube. Trolls that hate are born.
    If nudity harmed all life would extinguish itself in a nano second. All of nature is nude. The stability of nature would be as stable as TNT or nitroglycerin.
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    All life has a soul that has the potential for eternal joy. In Gods Kingdom the more the merrier. Those that are like Jesus is will share in that overflowing joy. Satan wants to give us fear of sex in every way he can.
    To give a child guilt about their body is psychological abuse people do not talk about

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