Video content allowed on YouTube. YouTube Community Guidelines. What is prohibited on YouTube? Additional YouTube policies. What are the penalties for inappropriate content on YouTube? How to earn on YouTube, how to apply YouTube partner program?

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Video content allowed on YouTube

So you have a unique video content which you would like to share and monetize. You know what YouTube partner program is and understand how to apply YouTube partner program. Now you get to know about the video content which is allowed for monetization on YouTube.

YouTube Community Guidelines

Before uploading videos to your YouTube channel you should learn Youtube Community Guidelines. Video content, which is prohibited for uploading, is combined into groups:

Nudity or sexual content. YouTube is not for pornography or sexually explicit content. If this describes your video, even if it's a video of yourself, don't post it on YouTube. Also, be advised that YouTube works closely with law enforcement and reports child exploitation.

Violent or graphic content. It's not okay to post violent or gory content that's primarily intended to be shocking, sensational, or disrespectful. If posting graphic content in a news or documentary context, please be mindful to provide enough information to help people understand what's going on in the video. Don't encourage others to commit specific acts of violence.

Hateful content. YouTube products are platforms for free expression. But YouTube don't support content that promotes or condones violence against individuals or groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, nationality, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity, or whose primary purpose is inciting hatred on the basis of these core characteristics. This can be a delicate balancing act, but if the primary purpose is to attack a protected group, the content crosses the line.

Spam, misleading metadata, and scams. Everyone hates spam. Don't create misleading descriptions, tags, titles, or thumbnails in order to increase views. It's not okay to post large amounts of untargeted, unwanted or repetitive content, including comments and private messages.

Harmful or dangerous content. Don't post videos that encourage others to do things that might cause them to get badly hurt, especially kids. Videos showing such harmful or dangerous acts may get age-restricted or removed depending on their severity.

Copyright. Respect copyright. Only upload videos that you made or that you're authorized to use. This means don't upload videos you didn't make, or use content in your videos that someone else owns the copyright to, such as music tracks, snippets of copyrighted programs, or videos made by other users, without necessary authorizations.

Threats. Things like predatory behavior, stalking, threats, harassment, intimidation, invading privacy, revealing other people's personal information, and inciting others to commit violent acts or to violate the Terms of Use are taken very seriously. Anyone caught doing these things may be permanently banned from YouTube.

Additional policies

In March 2017 YouTube introduced new monetization policies. This step was taken after a number of big advertisers refused to continue placing ads on YouTube after discovering that their ads were placed in front of inappropriate content. Videos which fall under the following groups will not be monetized on YouTube:

Vulgar language

Some language is not appropriate for younger audiences. Use of sexually explicit language or excessive profanity in your video or associated metadata may lead to the age-restriction of your video.

Inactive accounts policy

In general, users are expected to be active members within the YouTube community. If an account is found to be overly inactive, the account may be reclaimed by YouTube without notice. Inactivity may be considered as:

- Not logging into the site for at least six months
- Never having uploaded video content
- Not actively partaking in watching or commenting on videos or channels

Encouraging Terms of Service violations

If you post content that encourages other users to violate our Terms of Service, the content may be removed, your account may be penalized, and in some cases your account may be terminated.

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