I stumbled upon a channel with a very popular cartoon movies and I noticed that the owner has adsense running on all the videos. I became very curious and wondered if I could replicate it. I tried both: 1. Got the original movies and uploaded them on my channel (tried some downscaling and stuff) 2. Downloaded movies from the guy's channel and just re-uploaded them as is No matter what I do I am getting content ID matches and the videos getting blocked worldwide almost immediately. So I'm wondering is there a secret I don't know? I mean I know people fool youtube's automated content ID system making videos in frames with moving backgrounds and such, but this one is different. It's just a bit cropped full screen movie without any effects. But even if I try to reupload it, I get it blocked, so the secret lies somewhere else apparently. I don't really want to name the channel. The guy's making big money with it and I don't want to harm his business. But I'm really curious if there is a secret workaround indeed so I have to research it further, or maybe I'm just missing something?