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

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Videos I recorded at public events are wrongly being turned down for monetization Marathon Pundit 6/10/12 7:16 AM
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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jXooxfS2L4

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlZ4FzXW8tY

Is it the political content the issue?

Re: Videos I recorded at public events are wrongly being turned down for monetization Mxsmanic 6/15/12 6:11 AM
If your video looks professional, unfortunately YouTube may assume that you took it from someone else, rather than creating it yourself. When you monetize the video, you have to explicitly say that all images and audio were recorded by you, and that you were the person asking the question, and so on. You have to make it clear in writing that nothing in the video came from any other source.

You may be a victim of your own skills. If you shot it and edited it well enough that it looks like something from a TV news program, YouTube will probably assume that it really is from a TV news program, making them reluctant to believe that you could have created it yourself. All you can do is assert very clearly that it's all yours. The assertion should be written in such a way that YouTube can point to it and say (in court) "see, this person explicitly said that he created it all himself" and thus get themselves off the hook if a problem arises.