I know you have lots of questions surrounding What YouTube reused contents is, how YouTube reused content affect you and finally how to fix YouTube reused contents.
Youtube reused Content has been an issue ever since the internet started identifying contents belonging to specific individuals.
This post will give you details related to everything you need to know about the YouTube reused contents just like I have said earlier. As a full time YouTube I have had to deal with reused contents both on my channel and others.
What is YouTube Reused Content?
Just like I said earlier I have dedicated this post to educate you on everything related to YouTube Reused Content. Before I proceed you need to know what reused contents.
As you all know, YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload, view, and share videos.
The website is the second most popular website in the world after it parent company Google.
Now talking about Reused Contents,
Reused Content is any content that is copied or reproduced from another source without permission. Sometimes with little or no editing. This can include videos, music, text, and images. Copyright infringement is a serious issue and can result in legal action.
YouTube itself has defined reused contents to be;
Reused content refers to channels that repurpose someone else’s content without adding significant original commentary or educational value.
As a straight forward company YouTube is very much interested in giving credit to whom credit is due hence their very strict Policy and Guidelines on reused contents.
Although Reused content is a total offence on YouTube, adding editing or making a documentary or reaction is not considered as reused contents on YouTube.
YouTube will rather rate those kind of videos with editing or commentary as videos with fair use Policy.
How does YouTube Reused Content Work?
Just like I told you how strict youtube is with giving credit to original owners of a piece of intellectual property, youtubehas a copyright policy that allows users to reuse content as long as they follow the proper procedures.
When you want to reuse a copyrighted video on YouTube, you first need to get permission from the copyright owner.
If the copyright owner doesn’t respond or denies your request, you can still submit a claim to YouTube. However, if the copyright owner objects to your use of the video, YouTube may remove it.
What I have explained above applies to mostly music related materials. When it comes to other properties like video clips or things related to that more is needed of you before using the content.
How to avoid YouTube Reused Contents
One way to thrive and be free from the issue of reused contents is to avoid it on the YouTube platform.
There are several ways you can achieve this, below are simple steps you can follow to achieve this:
- Add commentary to the video or show your presence in your videos (voice or on screen): While making your video add a voice over this will actually mean you did a
- Link back to your YouTube channel from your website: Linking your website and contents will help show YouTube that you own the content on other platforms and full rights will be yours.
- Provide more context about your work in your video and channel descriptions: Give credit to whom credit is due. A write up I have used that has been of great help is my quote of the copyright infringement law and here it is for those who will need it
Disclaimer: Following Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976: [T]he 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.
No infringement is intended
I always include this in my description to make it clear that I do not own all the materials in my video and that they are available for reused by the creators that made them.
- Make sure the content on your channel aligns with YouTube’s policies: While making contents always ensure to make contents that follow the YouTube Guidelines and Policy. The Policies has made it possible for you to know what is accepted and what is not on the YouTube platform.
How YouTube Reused content affect your channel
Because infringement are not allowed on YouTube, Reused contents has a huge negative impact on your channel.
Many youtubers have been demonetized and others have failed to be monetized because of reused contents this is to show you the massive impact of reused contents.
Because of it ugly impact, every creator has always tried their possible means to keep far away from reused contents.
If you were demonetized because of reused content, there is no need to worry as there is a video that will walk you through and have you monetized again.
If you were demonetized then you can watch the video and learn how to reapply again and get monetized.
How to monetize YouTube Reused Content
Even if reused contents is a major issue on YouTube there is a way to go around it and get monetized but you have to know that if you continue with reused contents it will only get you demonetized.
I have a very detailed post on “how to Monetize with reused contents on YouTube” but for more clarity I will highlight some key points in this post.
Some of the notable things you have to do are
- Edit your channel about on YouTube.
- Edit your channel banner and profile photo
- Re-edit your uploaded videos
Above are the simple steps but for a more detailed explanation ensure to read my comprehensive article on how to monetize reused contents.
Reused contents will continue ur to be an issue on YouTube the earlier you take time to understand how it works on your niche the better for you.
Just like I said earlier, YouTube has always tried to keep it platform safe for everyone and to protect everyone content reused contents was hence introduced.