Re: What violates youtubes terms of service and what doesn't.
May 13, 2012 11:31 AM
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It's quite curious that those who post 'answers' on this forum always seem to take what exists as the only way anything can be done.
No one who posts on this forum sets YouTube policy. All we can do is point to the policy as it exists.
Let me give you an example of how this could work. I don't know what country you're in but here in the UK we have a watershed on TV of 9pm. After that more adult themes can be explored. I'm not suggesting 'adult' means porn (which I suspect you're interpreting it as) but for grown ups who are able to discern, talk about adult topics with other adults after the children have gone to bed, though in this case it would simply be unavailable to them at any time. We are all perfectly capable of behaving in rational ways and not harming minors without only ever presenting or doing things which they could accept.
No, I'm not suggesting that "adult" necessarily means porn. "Adult" means "not suitable for a 13-year-old".
YouTube is an international site, with viewers here 24/7. That means that it isn't possible for there to be an "adult hour" sort of programming with more mature content the way there is in the UK and US and probably other countries.
YouTube is clear that the content should be suitable for 13 year olds. In some rare cases they choose to age-restrict mature content, rather than deleting it.
But it's extremely unlikely that YouTube is going to change their policy and allow uploading of content for 18+ adults.