Reused Content – Official YouTube Do’s and Don’ts

YouTube sends this to channels demonetized for Reused Content:

Do (Examples of what is allowed to monetize)

  • A funny or thoughtful revision of content you didn’t originally create
  • Clips of others people’s content as part of a critical review
  • A scene from a movie where you’ve re-written the dialogue and changed the voiceover
  • Replays of a sports tournament where you explain what a competitor did to succeed or fail
  • Reaction videos where you comment on the original video
  • Edited footage from other creators where you add a storyline or commentary

Don’t (Examples of what is not allowed to monetize)

  • Short videos you compiled from other social media websites
  • Collections of songs from different artists (even if you have their permission)
  • Clips of moments from your favorite show edited together with little or no narrative
  • Content uploaded many times by other creators
  • Promotion of other people’s content (even if you have their permission)


0:00 – Reused Content do’s and don’ts
2:09 – Official YouTube monetization policies
3:17 – No green screen with Nvidia Broadcast
4:53 – Final words by George
6:38 – Freedom! Mission Statement


Official YouTube monetization policies ➜

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4K Recording Hardware

George recorded and edited this video at 4K!

Record at: 4K (3840 x 2160) 60fps
Record with: OBS, Nvidia Broadcast, Nvidia ShadowPlay
Record to: Crucial P2 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
Webcam: Logitech Brio
Monitor: 4K 144Hz, Asus XG27UQ ROG Strix 27” HDR, IPS, 1ms
Graphics card: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3, 12GB GDDR6X, 10,240 CUDA cores, 384 bit, 12G-P5-3955-KR
Edit with: DaVinci Resolve 17 (free)

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AuthorGeorge Vanous
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