We are currently covering channels that have been affected by the VoxAdApocalypse to get an understanding of what really causes the team of specialist working at YouTube to blanket demonetize basically a community. While some creators are still left in the dark because YouTube’s response was so vague, there are some channels who understood why they have been cut off from the YouTube Partner Program.

What is Reusing Content?

This is a new language for us and we are glad we are going over this. Although SeoulCalStudios was demonetized just a few days ago, there are numbers of channels who claimed they were also demonetized back in April and as far as November 2018 for reusing contents, so let’s dive into what exactly is considered reuse contents.

In the YouTube Partners Program with their strict guidelines, they want to ensure that all contents created is original and the reuse guideline was implemented to weed out the lazy creators. If a channel has been demonetized due to reusing contents, it is only because YouTube does not think the channel has any merit even if they do not believe the creator have broken any rules or copyright infringements. Based off what they can use for advertisement, reusing contents do not fit into their vision, which makes sense. Most creators who have fallen victim to this policy can wait thirty days to reapply for the program and wait thirty days to be reviewed.

How To Get Around Getting Flagged For Reuse Contents

Since YouTube uses technology to automatically detect whether the upload was used elsewhere, the best way to go around the detection is to prove to YouTube that creators are indeed present throughout the video and throughout their channel. This is why most reaction channels do not get flagged for reuse contents. They would pause between a scene and discuss what they just saw, commit to an opinion, and engage the audience with shared thoughts.

We did dig deeper to the core of some problems because reuse contents seem so vague and many creators have complained that it was a fraudulent flag because the contents including thumbnails were created by them. So the question remained on whether or not reuse contents is just another form of copyright infringement that can disable your whole channel oppose to striking your channel? We did notice that if the creators use videos and articles during a commentary, it is easier to dispute and the worst would be a copyright claim by the original creator or brand. This would be the safest bet for anyone to avoid triggering YouTube’s tools that will automatically flag you for stealing contents.

Some types of content that will trigger the reuse content bot would be audiovisual works from TV shows and movies sound recordings and musical composition, visual and written works that include paintings, posters, articles, and books. Theatrical such as plays and musicals along with video games and computer software are also included in the rule book, too.

From The YouTube Help Page

If you found yourself removed from the YouTube Partner Programs for Reuse Content, YouTube has created a guide to help creators have a better understanding of what reuse contents means, how to evaluate your content, how to make changes, and how to reapply in 30 days to become partnered again. YouTube also mentioned that reuse content is not a copyright infringement policy but it falls under Content Quality Guidelines where it applies to the overall channel and not just one specific video.

Make sure your content adds value, and is unique and relevant

YouTube Help Page

Blogging and Vlogging

Based on the information that we came across, the success of your channel is very similar to blogging an article, especially when it comes to reusing contents. Bloggers also have to credit a photo or cite a source somewhere along the page to ensure that the contents were not stolen. Adsense can detect these issues and de-rank your website for fraudulent activities. That is something that a writer does not want to face especially if they have worked very hard on their site to gain an audience. We have never been dismissed by Google or reprimanded so obviously we are following some sort of guidelines correctly.

As for YouTube, it is working with both YouTube communities and Google search engine, so the traction for traffic is more effective than owning your own blog, which makes sense that YouTube will create a stricter policy when it comes to original contents. Aside from the handful of channels that I found who were demonetized for reuse contents, I haven’t seen too much upset only because most of these creators were aware of their actions and took accountability. We will keep updated with how these channels are doing and whether they were approved for the YouTube Partner Program again.

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