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, 10 Dec 2012 @ 9:35pm

    Youtube is sinning by oppressing the furry nude,and sexual art.

    Youtube is sinning by oppressing the furry nude, and sexual art. The comics that have it are well done. Stop punishing the Furries about everything. Hurt the furry hurt the heart of Jesus. That goes for the zoo, and Person called the Pedo too. All of us die. That is a body that has sin in it. Condemn anyone condemn yourself to die in what hell really is. Religions will not tell you. It is the glory of God that burned the top of Mount Sinai when Moses saw Gods back. Give joy, and likewise receive joy. it works out that way.

    Restore the video gay furry yiff {18+} Apologize to them. They did not harm you. Proverbes 3:30
    Morality is not found in hatred.Stop engaging is warfare against furry nakedness, and Yiff sex. War is evil propagating white crosses. Be a peacemaker. Stop bending to hatred which is murder. 1 John 3:15 ,Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.Nakedness is not a sin. Youtube needs to know this. K J V1 Corinthians 11: 14Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering. Youtube is banning what is on their own body hating themselves. Youtube needs to accept all the furry art rejecting their religions waring mentality. The long hair is a covering. shame for the man is not being naked. Restore the video gay furry yiff {18+} Apologize to them. They did not harm you. Proverbes 3:30 Strive not with a man without a cause, if he hath done thee no harm. Youtube constantly strives against the furries. Tell me when you humble yourselves apologizing to them
    Sent to: YouTube

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