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Re: Unwanted Overlay AdSense Ads

anmoose Jun 9, 2012 5:44 PM
Posted in group: YouTube Help Forum
It's hardly a malicious activity. The video had a Content ID match against it; e.g. you used someone's copyrighted property without their permission or license, and instead of ordering it removed, they placed an ad on it to recoup some of the revenue they would have received if you'd properly licensed it. It matters not if you have an AdSense account, because the money goes to the copyright owner, not yourself.