On one hand, YouTube has been the world’s largest video streaming site.
Its subscriber base has nearly tripled in the last five years.
Its $8 billion annual budget is also a big contributor to its profits.
But the video-sharing platform has been criticized by rights holders for its practices, including its use of ad-blocking software.
The practice has led to accusations that it is unfairly censoring some content and its lack of transparency.
On Monday, YouTube announced a major crackdown on its advertising business.
The company will take a page from Apple’s playbook and ban ads for a limited time from videos on YouTube, and it will make them invisible on mobile apps.
The ban will begin on November 6.
The full ban will take effect November 18.
The announcement comes amid growing pressure on YouTube to do more to stop the growing number of copyrighted videos on the site.
YouTube has not publicly commented on the ban, but in the past it has used the threat of litigation to silence those who disagree with its decisions.
Last year, the site’s parent company Google pulled ads from the site, effectively banning all ads on the service.
In October, the company agreed to pay $100 million to the Electronic Frontier Foundation to settle allegations that it had engaged in unfair business practices in its online video advertising.
The EFF sued Google in 2014, claiming that the company had deliberately prevented users from accessing ads for some of its content and was therefore responsible for its growth.
Google said it had taken steps to curb piracy but was still vulnerable to legal action.
The Electronic Frontier foundation has also filed complaints with the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice against YouTube and other major internet companies.