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videos should be monetized, but are denied

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videos should be monetized, but are denied CommentariesTV 7/4/12 2:38 PM
Hello, I have a channel with many videos already monetized (youtube.com/commentariesTV). But recently, i have been having trouble getting my uploads monetized. They stay under review for a day and then I get a message saying that I did not provide sufficient information for commercial use rights.

My gameplays are protected under fair use law: 17 U.S.C. § 107

"Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 17 U.S.C. § 106 and 17 U.S.C. § 106A, the 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."

My background music is made by a friend and when I upload the videos I notify youtube that i indeed have permission from that friend to use his music for monetization.

Based on my thorough research into the matter, I do not comprehend why adsense is disabling my videos for revenue sharing.

I am extremely frustrated seeing as it is a part time job for me.

Any help into the matter is greatly appreciated.

-Aaron Carr
Re: videos should be monetized, but are denied CaptRobLee 7/4/12 3:29 PM
Hello Aaron,

AdSense has nothing to do with disabling videos on YouTube. 

Also, Fair Use is a defense in a court of law. You cannot determine what is fair use and neither can YouTube. 

Under the new monetization system launched mid-April, if YouTube cannot verify you have the necessary rights to commercial use of the content, they disable revenue sharing and send you an email. In the email is a link where you can submit supporting documentation and YouTube staff will review your claim and reinstate monetization (or not). 

It is best if you have a license, expressed proof, documentation you can use all content in your videos.