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, 28 Dec 2015 @ 9:12pm

    yes. What would unartful nudity be should be the question?

    yes. What would unartful nudity be should be the question? Art is art is art is art is art. All of the things that God made has a stigma to it. Man made things don't have that stigma to it. The devil wants God made things to have a stigma to it. Let people use thir own discretion as to what they want to post. They alone are responsible to God for what they post. People are put into bondage when people try to control what another person does. People end up obeying the doctrines of men rather than the laws of God.

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