17 August 2019
YouTube made the following statement about our proposals to Forbes writer Mason Sands:
We're deeply invested in creators' success, that's why we share the majority of revenue with them. We also need to ensure that users feel safe and that advertisers feel confident that YouTube is safe for their brand. We take lots of feedback as we work to get this balance right, including by meeting with hundreds of creators every year. However, contrary to what is being claimed, YouTube creators are not YouTube employees by legal status.
We've talked about this statement in written format on our website here. And now we've made a video about it!
Here it is! It has some other good news too...