Saturday, January 6, 2018
YouTube Channel Terminated Without Cause!
We regret to inform you that our YouTube channel (formerly seen at https://www.youtube.com/edwardwinterhalder), with more than 150 movie clips, movies, TV clips, TV shows, TV news clips, and videos about outlaw bikers and motorcycle clubs, was terminated without cause on January 2, 2018. The official notice from YouTube stated:
Although we have never used the channel to send spam, or to run a scam, or to display commercially deceptive content, multiple appeals to YouTube in the last few days have fallen on deaf ears.
Our YouTube channel contained the largest library of cinematic content about outlaw bikers and motorcycle clubs (from the 1950s to 2017) in the world; it was in existence for 8+ years, and had more than 5,000,000 views and 6,300 subscribers.
More than likely, the channel termination was due to a recent YouTube policy change which introduced a new algorithm to the video sharing platform that mandates only appropriate content be eligible for monetization in the future. Since then, YouTube’s new monetization policy has negatively impacted practically every content creator using the site.
“New safeguards” announced by YouTube in 2017 were designed to demonetize content related to or discussing “tragedy and conflict”, as well as “sensitive social issues”. Since outlaw bikers and motorcycle clubs are considered to be sensitive social issues in this day and age, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to read between the lines.