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Let’s talk about age-restricted videos Over the last 24 hours, several creators, both in and out of the Fullscreen family, have come forward to report that some of their videos are being removed from users viewing content via the “Restricted Mode”. In an attempt to gather clarification, we reached out directly to YouTube, and while they aren’t able to reveal specifics about their algorithm, it seems that this comes down to specific metadata terms and age-restricted content. In a nutshell… Creators are finding out that some of their videos are not visible to particular audiences, specifically: “users who are logged out, are under 18 years […]

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3 things to know if you’re making a parody video Please note: This article should not be interpreted as legal advice, nor should it be interpreted as creating any kind of attorney-client or legal advisor relationship. You should not rely upon the legal information or opinions provided, and you should consult with your personal legal advisor. You are solely responsible for any legal decisions or actions you take or omissions you commit. Video creators! In a previous post, we laid out some basic guidelines for avoiding copyright problems on YouTube. Today, let’s look a little closer at parody videos—they can be a great draw for your fans, but it’s important […]

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Amp up your channel income with mid-roll ads What’s up, video addicts! At Fullscreen we’re always looking for ways to help creators earn more money both on and off YouTube. And we’ve got some new advice for you—about mid-rolls! What are mid-rolls? Mid-rolls are ads that you can place in the middle of your videos—just like the commercial breaks of the TV world. Mid-roll ads are incredibly valuable and can quickly boost your earnings big time. Keep in mind that mid-rolls are available only on long-form videos (which YouTube defines as videos 10 minutes in length or longer). If your video qualifies as long form, you can place […]

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YouTube’s new monetization suspension policy At Fullscreen, we do our best to keep our creators up to date on the latest from YouTube. And YouTube is making some changes that we want to let you know about. Sometime before the end of October, YouTube will be turning on a policy called “monetization suspension” that will affect all channels—both independent channels and MCN-partnered channels (whether those channels are with Fullscreen or another network). Monetization suspension has been in effect for independent creators for a long time. YouTube now wants the rules to be the same across all its partners, which is why they’re making this change […]

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What is fair use—and what isn’t? Please note: This article should not be interpreted as legal advice, nor should it be interpreted as creating any kind of attorney-client or legal advisor relationship. You should not rely upon the legal information or opinions provided, and you should consult with your personal legal advisor. You are solely responsible for any legal decisions or actions you take or omissions you commit. As a YouTuber, you may have heard talk about the concept of fair use. The fair use doctrine is a set of guidelines in Title 17, Section 107 of the United States Code (U.S. copyright law) that allows people to use other people’s copyrighted, original works in […]

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How to stay clear of YouTube copyright problems Please note: This article should not be interpreted as legal advice, nor should it be interpreted as creating any kind of attorney-client or legal advisor relationship. You should NOT rely upon the legal information or opinions provided, and you should consult with your personal legal advisor. You are solely responsible for any legal decisions or actions you take or omissions you commit. Copyright basics Copyright is a scary thing, especially on YouTube. How can you stay clear of YouTube copyright problems and keep your channel safe? Fullscreen’s golden rule: if you don’t own it or haven’t licensed it, don’t upload […]

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