YouTube Checks to show copyright claims before uploading videos

Google-owned YouTube is rolling out a new tool that will automatically check the videos and tell video developers for potential copyright claims and ad suitability restrictions.
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The new tool called Checks in the upload process on Studio desktop will help video developers minimize the number of videos uploaded with copyright claims and / or yellow icons, YouTube said in a statement on Wednesday.

Earlier, video creators could upload their videos to YouTube without worrying for copyright violations.

“The copyright checks usually finish within three minutes, while monetization checks can take a couple of minutes longer. You’ll see a time estimate on the screen,” YouTube said. “You no longer have to publish a video as unlisted or private.”

“Once the checks have completed, you’ll know if your video’s visibility or monetization potential will be restricted once it’s public. It’s still possible for your video to receive restrictions after it’s published,” the Google company said.

The creators can publish the video while the checks are still running.

If a copyright claim is found, video developers will see what they can do to address it when clicking on See details.

If there is an ad-suitability issue found with the video, they will see an option to Request review.

This does not protect your videos from other potential issues after publishing (like future manual claims, copyright strikes, and/or restrictions as a result of edits to your video settings), YouTube said.