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YouTube competitors

YouTube in China

YouTube keyword tool

YouTube Charts

Find the Most Viewed Video on YouTube?

YouTube Search trends

YouTube Trends

Created by YouTube, YouTube Trends shows what is popular on YouTube right now.

It is particularly useful for media organizations looking to cover the cultural and political zeitgeist through web video.

YouTube Tools

Watch YouTube videos synchronized with friends!

Capture your screen in HD and upload to youtube (like Camtasia)

Sounds spammy, not tested

Sounds interesting, but may be spammy

Sounds interesting and legitimate

YouTube Shows

Only YouTube partners can apply for their own YouTube show

Musicians Wanted

YouTube's Musicians Wanted started in Mar 2010

YouTube API

Client libraries

Read, upload and write sample using the client library

Getting an inactive YouTube name

Email [email protected] to request a username reclaim and include the following information in your email: 

Requested username: 
New Email address to be associated with the account

Person on linkedin gave me a private email for username issues

I contacted that e-mail, showed them I had facebook/twitter of gamification and told them I wouldn't use youtube unless I could have same name
They said that the account was inactive and not bieng used, so they would transfer rights over to me

I have premium account so I get 30 linkedin e-mails I can send per month. I was using those. It's pretty damn expensive for what you get, but I've had pretty decent results with it

If you need to contact people, signup for a month, use up the linkedin emails, then cancel it.

YouTube Partner program

On Nov 8, 2010, applied for YouTube partner status.

2.5 months later, we finally got a human response from YouTube.

The answer: “No” (see below)

We need to contact Blizzard to confirm in writing we may use their content for revenue sharing on YouTube.

Now we start knocking on Blizzard’s and Activision’s door to get this letter!


Date: Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 5:50 PM
Subject: Re: [#750777145] YouTube Partner Program Application

Hi Christine,

When it comes to the use of video game content, fair use is difficult and we are unable to offer legal advice on what exactly constitutes as fair use. I recommended meeting with a lawyer familiar with the commercial use of video game content, or contact Blizzard to confirm in writing you may use their content for revenue sharing on YouTube.

Also, please keep in mind that content on similar channels may be owned by different copyright owners and/or licensed under differing terms, so the current decision on that channel is based on different criteria.

I hope this helps and I wish you the best!


The YouTube Team


Subject: Re: [#750777145] YouTube Partner Program Application
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 00:20:52 -0800

Hi, Michael,

Thanks for your reply to the application.

We do provide extensive instructional and educational value on 95% of our World of Warcraft videos!

For example


Basically, we are doing the same thing as

What did they do differently to get approved while we are not?

Can you reconsider this case or advise how we should substantiate that these videos are instructional?

Thanks a lot!



On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 3:11 PM, YouTube Partner Support wrote:

Hi Christine,

Thank you for your interest in the Partnership Program!

We haven’t been able to confirm that you have the necessary rights, including publicity rights, to commercially use all the video game content, art and music from the information you’ve given us, so we ask that you provide written documentation substantiating your claim.

Without the appropriate license or permission from the publisher, use of video game or software user interface must be minimal, or the associated commentary must provide instructional or educational value. Videos simply showing a user playing a video game or the use of software for extended periods of time will not be accepted for monetization.

For information on US copyright law and fair use, please read the following materials:

Please note, this material is provided for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice, or a substitute for legal advice. However, we sincerely wish your channel the best and good luck on your future videos.

Kind regards,

The YouTube Team