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Monetizing Videos

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by AtTop, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. AtTop

    AtTop Junior Member

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    Hi,

    I applied to monetize my videos on youtube. So today I saw that my videos had a red !. Telling me that I need to prove that I have the rights to use the material. Did you got asked the same? Is this just an automatization or are real people checking it?
    I am making compilations. I saw alot of people that monetize these kind of videos. However I can't believe they have the rights for all the videos. As it would also take years to get responses to use the material.

    Regards
     
  2. bdooley930

    bdooley930 Registered Member

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    Claim fair use:

    17 U.S.C. § 107Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 17 U.S.C. § 106 and 17 U.S.C. § 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include:
    1. the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
    2. the nature of the copyrighted work;
    3. the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
    4. the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
    The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.


    you can create a default response for all the videos and just send that, it has worked for me more often then not!
     
  3. AtTop

    AtTop Junior Member

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    Do you mean by default ressonse, I should just send youtube a proof which is fake?

    However I always include a "Credits" list in the description.
     
  4. bdooley930

    bdooley930 Registered Member

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    It's not fake, but it may not apply in all cases and they might decide that you can not monetize that video, but claiming fair use is your best bet for YouTube allowing you to monetize content that is not your own.
     
  5. AtTop

    AtTop Junior Member

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    So you mean I should send them the fair use you posted. Not a "letter", which tells that I have the rights to use it?

    Edit: I have 3 options to choose from, showing that I have the rights.
    1. The content is mine
    2. I have an online licence for my content
    3. I have a written permission to use the content

    Should I select the 2nd?
     
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  6. hackgen

    hackgen Regular Member

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    If you have all rights (copyright), click on " ! " Button and Send infos at Youtube.
     
  7. Tyrannis

    Tyrannis Regular Member

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    For my videos it monetized right away.. No red "!" ... My videos don't have any music or products and are just my own work.
     
  8. BoBBy3711

    BoBBy3711 Registered Member

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    I had the same Question Before Reading the thread. People are monetizing everything even they do not have any rights of the videos. can any 1 explain how to do that?
     
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    xSwag Junior Member

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    I said that the content was mine when it really wasn't. Been almost a year and haven't been banned. And none of my videos have copyrighted music.
     
  10. hackgen

    hackgen Regular Member

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    You must provide proof to youtube that it's your content.
     
  11. blackfairy

    blackfairy Regular Member

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    It's because it's content that Youtube didn't recognize as owned by a specific person or company. If nobody claimed it to be their content, Youtube can't say who's the legal owner. For example: If you upload a Rihanna song, Youtube filters recognize the song, because Warner or whatever music company has already claimed the rights. Thus they won't let you monetize the song, because they know it's Warners and not yours.
     
  12. opiates

    opiates BANNED BANNED

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    I think you are allowed to, because it is your game. if you're really unsure, then write a letter to the producers.
     
  13. allby

    allby Junior Member

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    Of course you are allowed to do like this. Dont be afraid.