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Strange link on the description on one of my videos?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by stallion45d, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. stallion45d

    stallion45d Regular Member

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    Today I was checking some old channels I have and found some kind of clickable link on the description in one video I never added.

    Something like
    More from: thirdpartynetwork CLICKHERE.

    (I just wrote thirdpartynetwork not to mention its real name)
    It seem to promote one of those network that promises a higher earning than adsense.

    The video is not original content by the way.

    Is this some kind of hijack or placed by youtube on non original content videos?
     
  2. punkinhead

    punkinhead Regular Member

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    Certainly sounds like they've claimed it for their revenue stream. Something similar happens with audio... they'll claim it and put link to itunes or whatever is in their settings.
     
  3. Nut-Nights

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    I never see something happens like this, they put link in description and that video is copyright ?
     
  4. punkinhead

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    Things are changing at YT, though. Used to be you had to opt into that kind of thing and fill out forms. Now you can't even opt out. With the new music key, for instance, anything with infringing material as caught by ID system is automatically claimed. Artists can't even opt out. YT is actually threatening to kick the original creators off of YT if they don't agree to those new terms.

    I'm in the midst of legal discussions with some networks over this issue right now, and it's pretty clear YT is aiming to completely automate all claims moving forward... regardless of what the content creator wants.