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I awoke this morning to a barrage of messages from fans of mine wondering where my content had gone. I checked my channel and sure enough…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19284823
Posted by thinkingemote (karma: 666)
Post stats: Points: 128 - Comments: 64 - 2019-03-01T20:14:11Z
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I awoke this morning to a barrage of messages from fans of mine wondering where my content had gone. I checked my channel and sure enough, it had been removed from YouTube.
I run an amateur gaming channel, with about 15,000 subscribers at the time of it being terminated. Fairly small, but a notable achievement, and the videos I’ve made make decent money. I love making content and interacting with the community I’ve built.
Here’s the problem. My handle is Vice. I’ve gone by Vice on the internet for forever, it’s been my gamertag for years, and when I made my YouTube channel I didn’t think to change it. I was aware there was already a channel under the name, but it’s a fairly common word, and I didn’t think I’d find as much success as I did. Before I knew it, it was too late to change as it was already a big part of my branding in the Rust community.
The worst I thought I’d have to deal with was never showing up in search results, always being flooded out by a large media company. But as I’ve learned, apparently I’m a threat to them.
Now, this isn’t one of those cases where it’s a blatant misuse of trademark law, like in 2016 where the same VICE Media tried to force a band named ViceVersa to change their name. ViceVersa were in the clear there. Me, less so. My YouTube name is the same as theirs, save for it not being capitalized:
Google Cache from a week ago. Currently, my channel is inaccessible.
As much as I personally believe this is a misuse of the trademark system, as my channel and brand is entirely different from theirs save for sharing four letters, the law is the law, and I’m (probably) in violation.
But what normally happens with trademark infringement is that you are sent a cease and desist, telling you to remove their branding or they will take you to court. Had I been served one of these, I would have changed my name, albeit begrudgingly so. I would also have the option to fight them in court if I so desired.
But on YouTube, the systems they’ve set in place don’t always align with the law. YouTube, acting on a trademark infringement claim from VICE, removed my channel entirely. Without contacting me, or giving me any option to change my name before deletion.
The exact clause my channel was terminated under was “Channels dedicated to a policy violation”, with that violation being impersonation:
Apparently I’m “dedicated to impersonation”.
Had I been operating my own website under my Vice name, and hosting the videos myself, VICE Media would have had to go through the same legal process of filing a cease and desist as they did with ViceVersa, to which I would have been able to respond to and sort out the problem.
But YouTube allows them much more freedom. Under pushback from VICE, YouTube can delete my channel without giving me the option to defend myself, or even oblige with their request to rebrand. There’s an option to appeal, but if the YouTube trademark system is anything like YouTube’s copyright system, VICE Media will be the deciding party on the appeal, not YouTube.
I received no email or any other contact from VICE or YouTube prior to deletion, despite my contact information being readily available. I haven’t heard back from YouTube yet on the appeal I submitted.
I’ve had my channel for nearly a year now with this name, but this decision comes right after my channel saw a huge boost in traffic this month. I’m assuming one of my recent videos found its way to a search page for “Vice”, which alerted someone in the company.
I’m not sure if Adsense will even pay me for the month of February.
And while this was clearly the worst possible time I could have had my channel deleted, what’s worse is my content is gone completely. I edit my videos on a MacBook with 250GB of storage, each video uses about 40GB just to edit, so I don’t keep backups of my content. I’ve lost everything, and can’t even reupload.
So I’d like my channel back YouTube. I don’t know how all this trademark stuff works. I’m not a lawyer, and these laws are pretty complicated anyway. If I’m in violation, I’ll change my name. I just want my community back. And perhaps an answer as to why you deleted it in the first place without even talking to me first. And to any other YouTuber out there with a name that might infringe someone’s trademark, make sure you back up your videos.
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This morning, Craig Forman, CEO of McClatchy Company, emailed all staff to say about 10 percent of the newspaper chain's employees would be offered voluntary buyouts. All of the details were not…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19057604
Posted by creaghpatr (karma: 1844)
Post stats: Points: 109 - Comments: 88 - 2019-02-01T19:31:46Z
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McClatchy publishes newspapers across the nation, including the Miami Herald, Kansas City Star, Idaho Statesman, Fresno Bee, and Charlotte Observer. Last August, the company cut about 3.5 percent of the staff, nearly 140 employees.
The cuts were not unexpected after a deal with the Tribune Company fell apart several months ago. Print revenues at daily newspapers, as well as web-based publications, have been declining recently.
McClatchyʼs move follows cuts at the online news outlet BuzzFeed, which last week gave pink slips to 200 employees including the national security staff, and 800 people in the media division of Verizon — the phone company that owns Yahoo, HuffPost, and TechCrunch. Gannett is letting go of 400, and Vice Media this morning announced the layoff of 10 percent of its staff.
"We are changing the size of the workforce to align with the revenue," says Jeanne Segal, McClatchyʼs director of public relations and communications.
I’m writing to share with you the next organizational steps in McClatchy’s digital transformation. First, some background: In the past two years we have made significant progress during a time of continued upheaval in the media industry. We achieved two big milestones of our transformation: We accelerated the digital ‘cross-over’ in advertising revenue (the point at which digital advertising exceeds print) by several years; We continue to see quarterly acceleration in our digital-only subscribers. In such areas as product, digital audience, digital ad sales, regional and national production and — of course — our journalism, our work as #OneTeam is driving results. But — as always in a challenging business transformation — there is more to be done. Central to our transformation is accelerating our revenue potential. With that in mind, we are rolling out two major initiatives: Driving our company to a functionally-based organizational structure in targeted strategic areas; Launching a voluntary early retirement program for qualified colleagues, as we continue to align the size of our workforce to the changes that come with digital transformation. Functional Realignment Successful digital enterprises are organized functionally. That is the lesson I’ve learned from my career in first-rate journalism organizations and first-rate digital platforms at scale. And I can say — with conviction — that functional organizations tend to be more agile, more efficient and more flexible. They provide a crisper focus on our customer needs and opportunities. Thanks to our efforts in centralization and regionalization, a number of our groups are already organized by function — such as finance and the people teams — and now we’re taking a page from such digital companies as Google and Microsoft to further group teams by expertise. This will accelerate decision making, increase professional skills development and create operational efficiencies. Bringing together the talents and energy of like-minded colleagues will create new energy and innovation to apply to our revenue challenge. I would like to highlight three areas of strategic importance as key drivers of future revenue whose performance we’ll look to enhance as a result of these changes: Ad Revenue Council: I will lead a new management group to ensure that our advertising revenue goals are met, identify new revenue streams and support the work of key executives leading revenue teams. Members of the Ad Revenue Council are: Mark Zieman, Nick Johnson, Andrea Rowan (General Manager, excelerate), and our regional publishers; Alex Villoch (East), Sara Glines (Carolinas), Tony Berg (Central) and Gary Wortel (West). Advertising Team: We are centralizing our advertising operations under Mark Zieman and Nick Johnson’s leadership to drive consistency and best practices across each of our sales channels. Nick has worked collaboratively with sales leaders across the enterprise to further refine our offer to advertisers, agencies and brands and rethink how the ad team is organized. They have reimagined a more streamlined and efficient structure to drive revenue, improve communications and increase sales accountability. Customer and Product Team: We are placing a renewed focus on our customers by bringing our Product, Audience and Technology teams together under the leadership of Scott Manuel. Combining these functional areas will boost our ability to offer new, innovative ways to deliver to our customers the journalism they want at the time they want it — be they loyal subscribers or “casual visitors” experiencing our news sites for the first time. Our technology investments are accelerating our digital transformation and the combination of Dan Schaub’s Audience organization with Scott’s team will enhance data-driven tactics to better delight our customers and grow subscription revenue faster. On the ground, our regional publishers will continue to play an instrumental role in ensuring that these functional groups communicate and cooperate across their regions, as well as leading the effort to meet — and exceed! — our local and regional financial goals. The rest of the organization will continue to function as it has, with a few exceptions. A deeper dive into the details surrounding the changes can be found here. These changes and others are also captured in the attached organizational chart. If your team is impacted by this reorganization, stay tuned for more details from your leadership team. Voluntary Early Retirement Program Approximately 450 of our colleagues will receive a voluntary early retirement offer today via email. Colleagues who receive an offer will have the opportunity to participate in webinars and consult with representatives of the People team directly, to determine if this opportunity is right for them and their families. We’ve taken this action with intention, deliberation and respect for the contributions these colleagues have made to our company. It is important to us that they are empowered to decide the next steps on their career paths. This will be a one-time opportunity; we do not anticipate another voluntary early retirement program. Deadline for electing to participate in the program is February 19, 2019. Forward Steps The changes outlined above will help us get to growth faster in a digital company that will be smaller for the foreseeable future. They are the culmination of the enormous progress McClatchy has already made in our transition to a digital future; progress that in many ways has paced the industry and would not have been possible without the effort, talent and dedication of the people reading this note. But I’m also aware that transitions are stressful. Our mission to transform our company is vitally important, but never easy. With that in mind, I want to extend a sincere thank you to everyone at McClatchy, our #OneTeam. Your passion for local journalism and the benefit it brings to our communities — and our democracy — is what binds us all together. It’s the purpose of McClatchy, and it’s never been more important. Thank you for being part of our success in this journey and we appreciate your continued collaboration, diligence and flexibility.
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