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Set default policies

The features described in this article are available only to partners who use YouTube's Content ID matching system.

YouTube applies a default policy in situations where you don’t explicitly apply a different policy. For example, YouTube applies the default usage policy to videos that you upload to your channels, and Content ID applies your default match policy when it claims videos for an asset that doesn’t have a designated match policy. Setting default policies speeds up the process of uploading and claiming content.

You specify both a default usage policy and a default match policy. If you don’t select a default policy, YouTube uses the predefined policy Monetize Everywhere.

To set the default policies:

  1. From the Content ID section of the Dashboard, choose Policies.

    The page lists the three predefined policies and any custom policies you’ve created. The currently selected default policies are identified with boxes to the right of the policy name.

  2. Click the check box next to the policy you want to apply to videos you upload to your own channels.

  3. From the Action drop-down list, select Default usage.

  4. Click the check box next to the policy you want to apply to to videos that Content ID claims.

  5. From the Action drop-down list, select Default match.

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