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January 24, 2012 / Council of State Archivists

YouTube Agrees to Modified Terms of Service after Negotiations with NASCIO

This press release originally appeared on www.nascio.org on January 17, 2012.

Following lengthy discussions involving members of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) Social Media Legal Workgroup, YouTube has agreed to modify the terms of service exclusively for state government. The new terms resolve a series of legal issues around indemnification and court of jurisdiction, which posed significant risk to state government.

NASCIO, an association devoted to state CIOs and a leading advocate for technology policy at all levels of government, indicates the agreement will provide state agencies with a quick adoption and safer use of YouTube once formally approved through their state chief information officer. [link to full article]

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