Hola YouTuber! Does life copies art or art copies life? We don’t know the answer for this one. But we know that one should never copy art to create a new one! In this article, we are going to deal with 5 simple tips which you must keep in mind while uploading your video to YouTube. We all know that YouTube is very strict regarding copyrights and it can even terminate your channel if you have more than 3 strikes. This article is for new YouTube content creators which will help you to be original and avoid copyright strikes. Have a look.
YouTube can demonetize your video if it has any copyright material. That means you won’t get a single penny from the hard work you have done. Just a 3-second copyright music is also enough for YouTube to detect copyright and demonetize your entire video. Newbies always end up doing this mistake and lose faith in content creating. Here, we will discuss how to avoid the strikes but before that let us check how YouTube detects copyright material within seconds.
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How YouTube Detect Copyright Material
YouTube is a video sharing platform and hence they take copyrights very seriously. If you upload copyrighted materials, either your video will be removed or you may face demonetization. Usually, music channels take over the monetization of the video. This means the ads will occur on your video, but the revenue will be credited in copyright owner’s account. When big channels such as music labels or movie makers upload their content, they usually have content ID with them. When you try to upload that same video or any other video which contains music or visuals from that original video, YouTube detects it instantly and take appropriate action. Thanks to the superb algorithm of YouTube which does this job within a fraction of a second!
Let us see how we can avoid this by adopting simple tips before uploading video on YouTube.
Tips to avoid YouTube Copyright Strikes
Here are few tips to make sure you are creating an original content. Have a look.
Never use music from big music labels.
Avoid this as much as possible. Never use music from big fishes. They will definitely send you copyright notice and will eat all revenue from your video. Use No Copyright Sounds to avoid music copyrights. They have a large collection of awesome music which is royalty free. You can use it without prior notice. YouTube won’t strike your video if you use NCS music. You just have to give proper credits with music link in your description.
Record from your own camera.
It is best to record video from your own camera. Avoid downloading from YouTube and again uploading same. If you are using your own camera, 99% you will be safe. If your channel contains screencasts of mobile or computer, make sure it doesn’t have any copyright material. Just record your screen. Don’t record copyrighted materials it will be detected by YouTube.
Refrain using abusive languages.
YouTube recently updated their copyright guidelines and requested all content creators to use proper language. YouTube can also demonetize your video just for using inappropriate words. So make sure your video language is clean and use beep tone whenever necessary.
Watch your video twice before publishing.
Go through everything in your video. Make sure it is completely free from copyrighted contents and it is original. Make necessary changes if you find something and then publish your video. Give necessary credits in the description for music and other related materials even if it’s royalty free. So you will be totally safe from YouTube copyright strikes.
Got a copyright strike? Here is the first thing to do.
If somehow you get a copyright strike in your video don’t panic. You still have the chance to remove that and you can monetize your video again. Copyrights have an exemption which is called “Fair Use”. There is a provision in the law in which we can use copyrighted materials for journalism, criticism, parody etc. You just have to appeal back to the copyright owner and they might lift the strike from your channel. This is the sample statement which you can send to your copyright owner.
I request you to remove the copyright strike on my video. I will give proper credits to your original work in the description section of the video. I am using this content under fair usage policy.
According to Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
Please remove the copyright as soon as possible. I anticipate that you will do the needful.
If the owner still doesn’t agree with your mail, just take down the video. Do not appeal further. If the owner is from your country, then they can sue you too. So better do not appeal further and delete the video or hide the music using YouTube music.
I hope this will help you to stay safe from YouTube copyright problems. If you have any other queries regarding YouTube monetization or copyrights, please feel free to comment below.
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