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    my channel monetization was disabled


    hello
    i have channel in youtube shows sound effects in public domain from this website (CC0)
    PS: i download and use them in compilation videos
    I was making a profit from them, but unfortunately recently my monetization was disabled in my channel
    Reason: duplicate content
    youtube writes this :

    Duplication

    In most cases, you can’t reupload someone else's content unless you get permission first. Remember: It's not enough to credit the content owner or state that "no copyright infringement is intended." Learn more about copyright and fair use

    Here are some types of content that are subject to copyright:
    Audiovisual works like TV shows and movies
    Sound recordings and musical compositions
    Visual and written works, including paintings, posters, articles and books
    Dramatic works such as plays and musicals
    Video games and computer software

    They say I can not upload sounds to my channel until I get (written permission)
    the question :
    I uploaded thousands of sounds , how can i get this (written permission) , from each person or from the website in general ?
    Please help me I can not sleep at night
    Thank you
    Greeting

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    Hello, it seems that the strike you got from Youtube came from either two things: Some of the sounds weren't licensed for commercial advertisement or you claimed the sounds as your own. I suggest you check the thousands of sounds you've used from this website and double check the license. Sounds have to be given actual (CC0) licenses. If you find that there are sounds that have Attribution, Noncommercial Attribution, or even Sampling+, they are the reasons why they'll strike your video.

    Attribution sounds need to be credited within the video or video description.

    Noncommercials/Sampling+ mean that you can't make money off of them and must use the work in a creative fashion. This also doesn't permit you to advertise and promote the sounds for monetary gain; such as creating a compilation video only filled with sound effects.

    The only thing you can do now is check the sounds, find their original owners on the website, and ask permission to use for monetized compilation videos. If they say no, then remove the sounds from your videos.

    That's all I can say since, I've been an animator on YouTube for almost a decade. www.youtube.com/fififillion.

    Hope this works!

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    Hello yacinknn

    Assuming that, as you say, you are only using sounds with CC0 license, then you have done nothing illegal.
    Even using sounds with Attribution license would not be illegal, provided you give credit.

    Your problem is not with Freesound, but with Youtube, so you will have to resolve your problem with them.
    It is unlikely you can get permission from the uploaders of all sounds you have used. If there are thousands of them, that would be an enormous task. Also, some users will no longer be active and they will not respond.
    But, again, none of this is required for you to use CC0 and Attribution sounds legally.

    I can only suggest that you contact Youtube and explain the situation. Maybe provide links to some of the sounds you have used.
    IF they have any specific complaints about certain sounds, they should share these with you so you can investigate and respond adequately.

    Neither Freesound nor the Freesound Moderators will take any active part in this. As I explained, your problem is with Youtube.
    Also, all the licenses of all the sounds on this website are clearly displayed on the sound page: so you and Youtube can do all the necessary investigation to confirm legal use.

    I want to believe.
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    Thank you brother for your reply
    Does YouTube have a trust in this site (freesound.org)
    if i provide them the links of all sounds that i use from this website with cc0 license ?
    what is your opinion about that ?

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    I really don't know what Youtube will do.
    However, if they bother to check (And they should!) they will see that all sounds clearly show a license on the sound page and that you have complied with the terms of that license.

    I do not know if they 'trust' Freesound or if there have been any previous interactions with Freesound.
    Freesound is the largest online database of free, searchable sounds. Very clear with its use of Creative Commons licenses. All sounds are manually approved by Moderators, copyright violations and sounds of dubious origin are rejected.
    If there is a complaint about a sound already on the database we investigate, and remove if necessary.

    That is all I can say.

    Good luck smile

    I want to believe.
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    3fi wrote:
    Hello, it seems that the strike you got from Youtube came from either two things: Some of the sounds weren't licensed for commercial advertisement or you claimed the sounds as your own. I suggest you check the thousands of sounds you've used from this website and double check the license. Sounds have to be given actual (CC0) licenses. If you find that there are sounds that have Attribution, Noncommercial Attribution, or even Sampling+, they are the reasons why they'll strike your video.

    Attribution sounds need to be credited within the video or video description.

    Noncommercials/Sampling+ mean that you can't make money off of them and must use the work in a creative fashion. This also doesn't permit you to advertise and promote the sounds for monetary gain; such as creating a compilation video only filled with sound effects.

    The only thing you can do now is check the sounds, find their original owners on the website, and ask permission to use for monetized compilation videos. If they say no, then remove the sounds from your videos.

    That's all I can say since, I've been an animator on YouTube for almost a decade. www.youtube.com/fififillion.

    Hope this works!

    brother thank you for your reply
    i have all links of sounds from this website (and they are under cc0)
    i don't publish any of sounds that are not cc0
    , in this case can i contact youtube for this problem ?

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    AlienXXX wrote:
    I really don't know what Youtube will do.
    However, if they bother to check (And they should!) they will see that all sounds clearly show a license on the sound page and that you have complied with the terms of that license.

    I do not know if they 'trust' Freesound or if there have been any previous interactions with Freesound.
    Freesound is the largest online database of free, searchable sounds. Very clear with its use of Creative Commons licenses. All sounds are manually approved by Moderators, copyright violations and sounds of dubious origin are rejected.
    If there is a complaint about a sound already on the database we investigate, and remove if necessary.

    That is all I can say.

    Good luck smile


    thank you brother
    at 'about page' : https://freesound.org/help/about/
    freesound says :
    We have also been supported by: Google, ....
    AND YouTube is affiliated with Google
    Means Youtube also support freesound !
    maybe :/

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    One of my earlier comments which is relevant:

    InspectorJ wrote:
    The problem is not with Freesound, but rather the unfortunate result of people downloading sounds from here, using them raw in (for example) commercial music tracks which they then distribute and publish under a label. The label then go through their standard copyright procedure (such as YouTube content ID) to automatically detect (and then claim) if someone else uploads audio that is similar to their now copyrighted audio, thus preventing anyone else from using the free sounds we provide here.

    It sucks and completely negates the purpose of us uploading sounds here, but there is little we can really do except to file copyright disputes (which, giving this explanation, usually works - at least it has for me every time so far).

    To anyone out there that does use Freesound content in their commercial music tracks, do take into consideration how you publish your track, as you may well be preventing others from using the sounds you yourself have used.

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