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Videos I recorded at public events are wrongly being turned down for monetization

Marathon Pundit Jun 10, 2012 7:16 AM
Posted in group: YouTube Help Forum
YouTube...I don't get it. I recorded--with my camera--a public official at a public event. There is no music in my videos. In fact, in this one, of a press conference with Michele Bachmann, it is ME asking the congresswoman a question.

YouTube wants to proof me to "verify that you have the appropriate commercial use rights."

Again, this was a press conference with lots of other media there. And again, I have to reiterate, I recorded it.

As for this one, a protester is tearing down a banner on a public street at a public protest. I recorded it. There is no music, the banner, from NATO, is a multinational government organization, not a corporation.

Is it the political content the issue?