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YouTube’s Latest Updates: Copyright Tools, Comment Moderation, and Terms of Service Changes

Published: February 12, 2021

December Updates for YouTube Creators

As a content creator on YouTube, staying up to date with platform changes is vital for your success and peace of mind. In our latest monthly roundup, we’re excited to share with you a slew of enhancements from Team YouTube that addresses copyright issues, comment moderation, and updates to the US Terms of Service. Let’s delve into the latest features designed to refine your experience on the platform.

Enhancements to Copyright Management

YouTube has unveiled a suite of robust upgrades to its copyright management tools, aiming to empower creators with more control over their content:

Refined Control Over Claimed Content

With newfound flexibility, creators can now fine-tune the start and end points of segments within videos that are subject to copyright claims. This improvement allows for precise editing, such as muting or trimming, without disrupting the video’s natural progression.

Moving ‘Add or Replace Audio’ Tool

Creators will find the ‘Add or replace audio’ feature has transitioned from the Classic Studio to the fresh YouTube Studio environment. A notable enhancement here is the option to insert several tracks from the Audio Library into a single video, simplifying the process of addressing multiple copyright claims simultaneously.

Revamped Audio Library

The revamped Audio Library in YouTube Studio not only boasts a sleek new user interface but also introduces convenient tools like starring your favorite tracks and applying advanced filters, to hasten the discovery of the perfect tracks and sound effects for your videos. Dive deeper into these changes here.

Promoting Respectful Community Interaction

YouTube recognizes that a creator’s well-being is paramount and has thus introduced improvements to comment moderation to safeguard creators:

In its vigorous efforts to flex technological muscle against hate speech, YouTube has unveiled sophisticated detection measures and an innovative prompt that cautions commenters if their remarks could be seen as offensive, allowing them to reconsider before posting. These measures strive to shield not just the creator but also the community from negative interactions that could sour the YouTube experience. Full details on these comment moderation updates are outlined here.

Improved Monetization and Privacy Policies in Updated US Terms of Service

YouTube has recently amended its US Terms of Service with critical updates that you should be aware of:

For creators located outside the US, stay tuned for forthcoming notifications about relevant changes. In response to creators witnessing unexpected end-of-month revenue dips due to invalid ad traffic, YouTube commits to enhancing analytics to detect and filter out these discrepancies throughout the month. This initiative aims to provide creators with more consistent revenue estimations, ensuring a smoother overall experience. Dive into the specifics of these updates here.

We hope this December roundup keeps you informed and equipped with the knowledge necessary for a successful YouTube journey. Remember, Team YouTube is always working behind the scenes to improve your experience as a creator on the platform.

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