YouTube is removing channels from its partner program for duplication, which means the channels can no longer monetize their content.
Channels can be removed from YouTube’s partner program for violating any of its policies, but the one area that has had people asking questions lately is duplication.
In an effort to clear up any confusion, a company representative started a thread on the YouTube Help forum to explain what it means to be removed from the partner program for duplication.
Duplicate content isn’t limited to violating copyright.
According to YouTube’s partner program policies, channels are only allowed to monetize their content when it adds value and is original and relevant.
In some cases, the partner program may allow channels to repurpose content from other sources.
Channels can still monetize repurposed content if they add significant original commentary, educational value, narrative, or high-quality editing.
Even if a channel obtains commercial use rights to use other channels’ content, it still will not qualify for the YouTube partner program unless it meets the above criteria.
YouTube may remove content for duplication if:
Channels that have been removed from the partner program for duplication are given the opportunity to remove or update their content to comply with YouTube’s policies.
Once the problematic content has either been updated or removed, channels can reapply for the YouTube partner program in 30 days.
YouTube will then review the application and decide whether to reinstate the channel or not.
Get our weekly newsletter from SEJ’s Founder Loren Baker about the latest news in the industry!
The world is going online. With the new infrastructural developments taking place globally, more and more businesses are opting to… Read More
Google Ads is bringing its Merchant Promotions program to Shopping Actions for retailers. This integration allows online retailers to add… Read More
The top AMP plugin for WordPress, AMP for WP, has released a released a patch for a critical security vulnerability.… Read More
A well-orchestrated PPC campaign can benefit a good SEO campaign, as Sergey Grybniak explores in How to Combine SEO &… Read More
Social Media Marketing Industry Report In our 10th annual social media study (44 pages, 70+ charts) of 5700+ marketers, you'll… Read More
Recently, our firm took over the digital marketing efforts for a small company. Their previous digital marketing efforts were led… Read More