What content creators need to know about privacy policies

Sites you visit, applications you use and services you take all have privacy policies – but what are they and why are they important, despite many people just check boxing them? Privacy policies govern the collection, management and protection of data Transparency and empowerment around the use of your data underpin the use of privacy … Continue reading What content creators need to know about privacy policies

Why do intellectual property rights matter to content creators?

Intellectual property rights ("IPR") are packages of rights which apply to content. It is these rights which allow us to get the most value out of our creations. If you are a content creator whether you code, voice act, develop, design or stream that content has value in the form of the underlying IPR which … Continue reading Why do intellectual property rights matter to content creators?

What COPPA actually means for YouTube content creators

On 4 September 2019 the FTC fined Google $170m for its subsidiary YouTube’s failure to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (“COPPA”). The failings related to YouTube collecting the personal information of viewers of child-directed channels without obtaining their parent’s consent, which is prohibited under COPPA. In addition to the fine Google … Continue reading What COPPA actually means for YouTube content creators