What happens to a Youtube Channel if the creator passes away?
People are left wondering on what happens to a Youtube Channel when the creator passes away? Who will be managing the monetization?
Recently, two of the most sought-after Youtube creators in the Philippines have logged off forever in our hearts.
The beloved Emman Nimedez and Lloyd Cadena has passed on.
We all know the reason of their mourning and so the question that has been revolving around is, What will happen to a Youtube channel with millions of followers and the creator dies?
Lloyd Cadena with 5.58 Million followers and Emman Nimedez with 2.68 Million, as claimed by Google, depending on the will lack of a will, ownership of the copyrighted works and money earned by the creator will transfer to another person or persons.
“We recognize that many people pass away without leaving clear instructions about how to manage their online accounts.
We can work with immediate family members and representatives to close the account of a deceased person where appropriate. In certain circumstances we may provide content from a deceased user’s account,” Google said.
Youtube does not suddenly take ownership, if there is no more content to be made, the work becomes orphaned.
“We cannot provide passwords or other login details. Any decision to satisfy a request about a deceased user will be made only after a careful review,”
the company added.
If the channel gets passed to another person, it’s their choice to continue what the creator started.