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What is prohibited on YouTube

It is really important for all YouTube partners to follow the listed below:

- YouTube’s Community Guidelines
- Monetization Basics & Policies (see below)
- Terms of Service
- Google AdSense program policies (see below)

If you violate any of mentioned policies, YouTube may take some or all of the actions listed below:

• Disable ads from your videos
• Disable your AdSense account
• Suspend your YouTube partnership agreement
• Suspend or even terminate your YouTube account
• Or anything else that is specified in the Terms of Service and other YouTube policies


Make sure that you have commercial-use rights for all your content

It is more than important that you have commercial-use rights for all the content that is used in monetized videos of your YouTube channel. Find time to read carefully Monetization Basics & Policies. Repeated submission of prohibited videos and/or invalid documentation may affect the ability of monetization of your videos in the future.

YouTube video monetization criteria

YouTube verifies your channel before it is approved and you are allowed to join the YouTube Partner Program. In order to be monetized all the videos of your channel must meet the following minimum requirements:

• Your content should be advertiser-friendly.
• You should be the creator of the content or have commercial-use rights.
• You should be able to provide necessary documentation that proves your rights to use all audio and video content commercially.

As a creator you are responsible that your videos meet Video Monetization Criteria, including copyright aspects of all used content. Videos with copyrighted content are not eligible for monetization.

Examples of video content that would BE eligible for monetization

• You have a video of your dog with no background music.
• You have a video of your dog with a royalty-free music in the background (you prove your commercial use rights by means of placing a direct link to the source in the description of your video).
• A friend of yours created the content that you use in your video and gave you the written permission to use it commercially.
• You recorded the original song yourself.

Examples of video content that would NOT BE eligible for monetization

• Your video contains the song that was purchased online or content that was recorded from TV.
• You made a remix of content created by other YouTubers.
• Video that contains nudity or violence.

Ad clicks, views, comments

YouTube partners are paid for their monetized videos through AdSense. It is extremely important for YouTube partner to follow the AdSense program policies and YouTube’s Community Guidelines.

If these policies are violated, the following actions might be taken:

- your videos will be removed
- your AdSense account will be disabled
- your YouTube account and your partnership will be suspended.

You should keep the following key policy violations in mind.

Ad violations. You are prohibited to do the following:

• Systematically click your own ads
• Encourage other people to click your ads
• Use deceptive tools methods or tools to obtain clicks

Using third-party sites and tools. It is illegal to do the following:

• Employ other sites to artificially generate views or/and subscribers
• Embed third party advertising to your video
• Sell your YouTube account (partner channel) for monetary profit
• Manipulate others to click on YouTube video features such as “Like” or “Favorite.”

And don't forget to read the policy carefully by yourself.

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