I awoke this morning to find one of my favourite racing channels on YouTube - Races and Fun - potentially closing down due to new regulation on how videos are presented.
Reading up on the rules (aimed at protecting viewers under 13 from inappropriate content) there will be an ongoing requirement to classify videos as being suitable for adults (over 13) or for children - with potentially large fines for misclassification.
A danger is that a video classed as "adult" can seemingly fall foul of the rules if it isn't deemed mature enough.
Where does that leave us being that, as my wife is often quick to remind me, we are essentially playing with kids toys!
The last thing I'd want is any content creators to be stung. Thankfully Races and Fun are going to continue under the "adult" bracket, but maybe a consistent approach is needed, and guidance to those who, like me, are building towards a channel in the future?
Keen to see what you think