/youtube/?hl=en
10/9/18
Expert - Google Employee
Jordan - YouTube

Recent YouTube Partner Program Reviews and Removals (including Duplication)

Hi everyone,

As part of our ongoing efforts to protect the creator community from abuse, all YouTube Partner Program participants (both new and existing) are being carefully reviewed on a regular basis to ensure they meet the program policies outlined here.

Following these reviews, we’ve identified groups of channels that don’t comply with YPP policies and have recently removed these channels with the opportunity to remove or update their content and reapply in 30 days. One area we’ve seen a ton of questions around is “duplication” so we wanted to share more information about what this means and next steps if you’d like to monetize in the future.

Channel removed from YPP for duplication – what does this mean?! It’s important to note that “duplicative content” is not just about copyright. The spirit of this YPP policy is to make sure we’re only allowing channels into the program when the content adds value, and is original and relevant. If you upload content from multiple sources or repurpose existing content, you may still be eligible for YPP so long as you’re contributing to the value of that content in some way. For example, if you add significant original commentary, educational value, narrative, or high quality editing, then your channel may be fine to monetize. Check out this Help Center article for more information on Content Quality Guidelines related to YPP.


What about content ID claims, commercial use rights, or fair use?
In most cases, even if you have licenses to use the content or your videos are protected by copyright laws, such as fair use, if the main purpose of your channel is to monetize other channels’ or sources’ content, then you won’t be eligible for YPP. You still need to be contributing to the value of that content in some way. Note: some of these videos may still be fine to remain up on YouTube!

What are some examples of content that would be removed for duplication?

  • Appears to be automatically generated

  • Pulled from third party sources with no content or narrative added by the creator

  • Uploaded many times by multiple users and you’re not the original uploader

  • Uploaded in a way that is trying to get around our copyright tools

  • This Help Center article has more details!


If my channel was removed for duplication, what can I do?
You can remove or update content to comply with our policies and reapply for YPP in 30 days. At that time, we will carefully review your application and channel again. Here are some best practices to get you started:

  • Add commentary or show your presence in your videos (voice or on screen)

  • Link back to your YouTube channel from your website

  • Provide more context about your work in your video and channel descriptions

  • Make sure the content on your channel aligns with our policies. You can review: Community Guidelines, AdSense Policies, and YouTube Partner Program policies.


What if my channel is still under review for YPP?
We know many of you applying for YPP still see “channel under review” in Creator Studio. This means our review team has not come to a clear decision during the initial review, so we’re putting extra effort and resources into reviewing your channel multiple times before making a final decision. We are hoping to share out final decisions with all of these channels by the end of the year. In the meantime, the best thing you can do is keep uploading original content as the more info/content to review, the better! All of the best practices and policies shared above are relevant for you too!


Hope this information is helpful!
Jordan
Community content may not be verified or up-to-date.
All Replies (487)
MattTV
10/10/18
MattTV
My channel was removed from the partnership program because of duplication. It doesn't make any sense! All the content on my channel is mine and I filmed and edited everything. I was falsely removed and YouTube doesn't care
garnetto
10/10/18
garnetto
my chanell was removed from monitization for duplication, but it seems its because i am in the process or organising multiple chanells into one. as such, my (now) master chanell has videos i uploaded to my older chanell. but i made these videos and own both accounts in question. i intend to shut down the second one soon, once everything is fully sorted
Google user
10/10/18
Google user
I have waited 60+ days for a response. I have not received a being held for additional review email, or any email for that matter. I think it is pretty clear that.my channel is 100% authentic content and suitable for the program based on similar channels of my genre that have been approved. "By the end of the year" is more than vague. Creators deserve better than that.
Subfox
10/10/18
Subfox
End of the year is too far.that's a full year under review
CruZoft
10/10/18
CruZoft
Www.youtube.com/c/CruZoft
I am waiting fo 11 months
 
My channel is approved
Ypp accepted
But not enable monetize
 
Channel review
You've reached 4,000 watch hours in the previous 12 months and 1,000 subscribers - nice job!
 
We are currently moving through pending YouTube Partner Program applications and are hoping to get caught up by the end of month
Watch hours in the previous 12 months
1,22,408
4,000 needed for review
Subscribers
29,022
But not enable monetize
Please please fast i am worried
And i hop you help fast
Thank you
 
Youtube
Subfox
10/10/18
Subfox
Review everyone in this month of October. Make a final decision once
CruZoft
10/10/18
CruZoft
Www.youtube.com/c/CruZoft
I am waiting fo 11 months
 
My channel is approved
Ypp accepted
But not enable monetize
 
Channel review
You've reached 4,000 watch hours in the previous 12 months and 1,000 subscribers - nice job!
 
We are currently moving through pending YouTube Partner Program applications and are hoping to get caught up by the end of month
Watch hours in the previous 12 months
1,22,408
4,000 needed for review
Subscribers
29,022
But not enable monetize
Please please fast i am worried
And i hop you help fast
Thank you
 
Youtube
Www.youtube.com/c/cruzoft
Online Study In Hindi
10/10/18
Online Study In Hindi
Hello sir,
According to YouTube policy a user must have 4000 watch hours and 1000 subscribers to enable monetization,My channel is still on under review for last 51 Days .I have completed 4k+ hours watch time and 1k+ subscribers.
Please Monetize my channel Seo101 sir
Thanku
 
My channel link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_GQ5Hhs85dHJBVczSwy50w
Google user
10/10/18
Google user
Hi! My channel is under review since 50 days and it complies to all your requirements for monetization. And channels similar to me like "Mangarest" and "Manga Kiss" and many more have adds running on them already. Still why are you taking so much time.
 
Please review channel as soon as possible. It compliea for everything you have said to be eligible for ytpp. Please enable monetization on my channel. My channel link is www.youtube.com/manhuasa
The Truth 'सत्य'
10/10/18
The Truth 'सत्य'
Indeed,Great.. Jordan Love YouTube
476 MORE
NIGGA LUCAS GAMEPLAYS
23 hr
NIGGA LUCAS GAMEPLAYS
Aí chega o fim do ano e vocês dizem até dezembro de 2019 tentaremos verificar  todos os canais  kkkkkkkjjjjjjjjj piada YouTube!
Were these replies helpful?
How can we improve them?
 

Badges

Some community members might have badges that indicate their identity or level of participation in a community.

 
Expert - Google Employee — Googler guides and community managers
 
Expert - Community Specialist — Google partners who share their expertise
 
Expert - Gold — Trusted members who are knowledgeable and active contributors
 
Expert - Platinum — Seasoned members who contribute beyond providing help through mentoring, creating content, and more
 
Expert - Alumni — Past members who are no longer active, but were previously recognized for their helpfulness
 
Expert - Silver — New members who are developing their product knowledge
Community content may not be verified or up-to-date.

Levels

Member levels indicate a user's level of participation in a forum. The greater the participation, the higher the level. Everyone starts at level 1 and can rise to level 10. These activities can increase your level in a forum:

  • Post an answer.
  • Having your answer selected as the best answer.
  • Having your post rated as helpful.
  • Vote up a post.
  • Correctly mark a topic or post as abuse.

Having a post marked and removed as abuse will slow a user's advance in levels.

View profile in forum?

To view this member's profile, you need to leave the current Help page.

Report abuse in forum?

This comment originated in the Google Product Forum. To report abuse, you need to leave the current Help page.

Reply in forum?

This comment originated in the Google Product Forum. To reply, you need to leave the current Help page.