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Is YouTube view-botting considered fraud or just against the ToS?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by oid0r, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. oid0r

    oid0r Newbie

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    Since you're making money with it, shouldn't YT be able to sue people for fraud? In this case the person would generate the views himself.

    I know that they won't do it. Just wondering if it is fraud or just against the ToS.
     
  2. playerb

    playerb Junior Member

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    it's fraud if the views attempt to generate revenue by watching (or pretending to watch) ads. most suppliers don't do this

    if it's just gaming the view system to help with ranking etc it's only a ToS violation