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Video Sharing website and Adsense


11:20 pm on May 28, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Hello hope someone can help me, i want to start a video sharing website where user can upload what they want for fun, and i want to put adsense to get revenue but im affraid if some user upload some copyright videos then maybe adsence will ban my site, but i saw many websites that user are uploading copyright video and tv shows and there adsense is also running, someone can help me to understand this issue,
11:52 pm on May 28, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Basically if you allow users to upload content and let it go 'live' without first moderating it as to copyright and/or inappropriate content, Google could well shut down your account and withhold your earnings. In other words, it's a risky business model. Don't worry about what other people are getting away with (Google may just have not found them yet) worry about what you're getting away with. You're the only one who can decide if it's worth the risk to you.

(Also you probably won't make much on it, but that's another issue)
7:03 am on May 29, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Google do not cares about copyright.
You can upload whatever you want until someone reports the copyright violation; then your account will be suspended one or two days until you remove the reported content.

What you can't allow anyhow is content related to sex, guns, alcohol or software to misuse Google services (Youtube downloadoer, i.e.) because your account will be blocked automatically.

As netmeg said, you will make ridiculous amounts of money with video and your hosting costs will be greater than income from Adsense.

If you think in a video portal with video without copyright issues, forget it: 99,99% of funny and interesting video is under copyright protection although Google found a creative via to skip these risks in Youtube (but you have not the money and lawyers that Google Inc. has).
3:14 pm on May 29, 2013 (gmt 0)

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If you allow users to upload content and don't take the time to moderate it you'll eventually be banned. I've seen some video sites doing what you describe and it's funny because while most start out with AdSense they usually end up running different ad networks for whatever reason.
2:20 am on May 30, 2013 (gmt 0)

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It's a good idea. Go for it. However, it's important to monitor the uploads. Flag/remove anything that has the following:

Nudity, sexual/adult, full movies or tv shows (sniffets are fine).

Also don't forget to provide your contact information on the website so copyright holders can reach you if they request to remove their videos.

YouTube does the same so can you.