A Little Confused About Monetizing YouTube Videos.....

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I've been contemplating monetizing YouTube videos but after reading a lot of post's in the Google Help Forums and other forums, it seems Google is hitting people with copyright strikes all day long. These people have legit complaints and can prove they are even using YouTube's video creator with Creative Commons videos but still are getting copyright strikes at best and their Adsense and channels banned at worst.

The confusing part is that I have spent the past couple hours finding numerous YouTube channels by people who are downloading and then re-uploading videos from "America's Got Talent", "American Idol", Shark Tank" just to name a few and they are monetizing these videos with Google's blessings?

How is it that Google is banning the honest people who follow the rules and then let the one's who are breaking the rules make thousands of dollars a month through Adsense being placed on their videos?
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  • Profile picture of the author coffeediva
    OK this is just a theory but think about those shows and how much revenue they create. Of course google is going to love these videos. If you are marketing Make Money online or Biz Op offers Google is going to stamp you down as they do not like Internet Marketers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Gibson
      Originally Posted by coffeediva View Post

      OK this is just a theory but think about those shows and how much revenue they create. Of course google is going to love these videos. If you are marketing Make Money online or Biz Op offers Google is going to stamp you down as they do not like Internet Marketers.
      Thanks for the reply coffeediva,
      I'm sure these types of videos bring in a lot of revenue but downloading and then re-uploading and monetizing episodes of Shark Tank, I believe, is a copyright issue?
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      • Profile picture of the author Wealthyclark
        Originally Posted by Jeff Gibson View Post

        Thanks for the reply coffeediva,
        I'm sure these types of videos bring in a lot of revenue but downloading and then re-uploading and monetizing episodes of Shark Tank, I believe, is a copyright issue?
        I believe that it only becomes an issue if the publishing network has an issue with people doing this. YouTube is a social platform, some networks may understand that and actually feel that they benefit from the social signals produced from people uploading their shows.

        Just a thought!
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        • Profile picture of the author Jeff Gibson
          Originally Posted by Wealthyclark View Post

          I believe that it only becomes an issue if the publishing network has an issue with people doing this. YouTube is a social platform, some networks may understand that and actually feel that they benefit from the social signals produced from people uploading their shows.

          Just a thought!
          That's true. The channels that unbox toys, phones, etc. those companies are benefiting with free exposure to their products from these YouTube channels, but re-uploading videos from American Idol, etc. clearly violates Google's guidelines but I'm assuming, unless and until a copyright complaint is issued Google will allow these channels to exist.
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      • Profile picture of the author RealCasher
        Originally Posted by Jeff Gibson View Post

        Thanks for the reply coffeediva,
        I'm sure these types of videos bring in a lot of revenue but downloading and then re-uploading and monetizing episodes of Shark Tank, I believe, is a copyright issue?
        Yes you can't use others videos unless in these cases:

        - Criticism
        - News Reporting
        - Remix

        Check fair use on youtube:
        Fair use - YouTube
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        • Profile picture of the author Jeff Gibson
          For your videos to be eligible for monetization, you must own all the necessary rights to commercially use all visuals and audio elements, whether they belong to you or to a third party. These elements include (but are not limited to) logos, thumbnails, intro/outro/background music, software interfaces, and video games. If you decide to incorporate third-party content in a video, you must clear the rights to use and monetize this content on YouTube.
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  • Profile picture of the author affiliatez
    I think the channel that use the reup technique are joining youtube network, when being a member in yt network, the minimum payout is very low as min as $10, not $100 like a youtube partner. Another point is this strategy is very quick, they use a fast seo techniche to drive traffic and earn $ then make the clips private to protect channel,...
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Gibson
      Originally Posted by affiliatez View Post

      I think the channel that use the reup technique are joining youtube network, when being a member in yt network, the minimum payout is very low as min as $10, not $100 like a youtube partner. Another point is this strategy is very quick, they use a fast seo techniche to drive traffic and earn $ then make the clips private to protect channel,...
      affiliatez,

      That may be one way of doing it but I'm looking a one of the many YouTube channels that are doing this and this particular is 4 months old and is showing nothing but Shark Tank videos and has already received over 6 million views with adsense running on each video.
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      • Profile picture of the author UnkwnUsr
        Originally Posted by Jeff Gibson View Post

        affiliatez,

        That may be one way of doing it but I'm looking a one of the many YouTube channels that are doing this and this particular is 4 months old and is showing nothing but Shark Tank videos and has already received over 6 million views with adsense running on each video.
        Google responds to this type of things when the right holder lodges a complaint. Some right holders are very ardent in their stance and others not so much. Some have compromised and allow content such as music to be allowed as long as their is a link to buy on Google Play. Others may view mashup videos and the like to be free promotion of their brand and don't file complaints.
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    • Profile picture of the author Wealthyclark
      I'm sure that a few legitimate and honest people sometimes get banned due to no fault of their own but when you hear tons of stories about people being banned for no reason it should make you think.

      Many people get banned and when complaining they don't tell the full story and many others get banned because they never read the TOS. This explains the ton of complaints, many of these people complaining don't even realize that they did in fact violate the agreed upon terms.

      A violation is a violation, intentional or not.

      Just my point of view,
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      • Profile picture of the author TeKn1qu3z
        Originally Posted by Wealthyclark View Post

        I'm sure that a few legitimate and honest people sometimes get banned due to no fault of their own but when you hear tons of stories about people being banned for no reason it should make you think.

        Many people get banned and when complaining they don't tell the full story and many others get banned because they never read the TOS. This explains the ton of complaints, many of these people complaining don't even realize that they did in fact violate the agreed upon terms.

        A violation is a violation, intentional or not.

        Just my point of view,
        I wish you all much success!
        A friend of mine James collins Founder to shetoldme dot com website as he too got banned without no reason for his adsense not for youtube videos.
        This Google always makes naughty things with great publishers and my suggestion is don't put all the eggs in one basket.
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        • Profile picture of the author Wealthyclark
          Originally Posted by TeKn1qu3z View Post

          A friend of mine James collins Founder to shetoldme dot com website as he too got banned without no reason for his adsense not for youtube videos.
          This Google always makes naughty things with great publishers and my suggestion is don't put all the eggs in one basket.
          I'm sure it happens but I've been using the same AdSense account for about 10 years now. I've always been paid on time and have never been even questioned about my activities. Maybe I'm lucky but I do keep myself updated to be sure I'm not violating their terms.

          Wishing you much success!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Somerville
    You may want to look at what you have wrote. Youtube, is owned by google, and people our using google adsense, so google is also making a profit, not just the person who is uploading the video. It's a two edged sword. Is that right, or just that money talks. I have not looked at doing youtube ads myself, but I think that is the main thing that is happening.

    Not sure if this really helps you.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikefashen
    Want to know how to monetize youtube videos?

    Don't monetize the video.

    Instead at the end of the video itself give people a REASON why they should visit your website and sign up to your list.

    Youtube is a traffic generator. Yes I know there are people actually making money directly from youtube but the number of people doing that is astronomically small.

    It is significantly easier to instead use your videos to give people a reason to join your list and then monetize from your email list.

    Plus, if you get them into your list and they are subscribed to your channel you have "multi-modal communication" with them making it much more likely they'll buy what you offer.

    I know my answer wasn't actually what you asked but in my opinion this method is just so much better.
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