Copyright with Newsflare is super simple - you retain ownership and copyright. Read on to gain peace of mind and information on what to do if you've spotted a copy of your video:
- Who owns your video
- Spotted a copy of your video on a website
- Helping to prevent copies and protecting your video
You retain ownership of your video
You still own your video, when you upload your video to our website, you are just granting us the permission to license your video to our buyers.
We simply take a copy and store it on our platform, if one of our partners purchase it we share any revenue generated with you.
Is my arrangement with Newsflare exclusive?
We license videos for our members on an exclusive basis. This isn't because we're being greedy but because we've learned from experience that when more than one agency gets involved licensing a video, everyone loses out because buyers are able to drive down prices, meaning you lose money.
Additionally, some of our competitors take over the copyright ownership - meaning the video is no longer yours. We think that's a bit cheeky.
Found a copy of your video?
It's likely that it has been purchased by one of our partners, the key thing to look at is the website - if it's a reputable website they know better to use unauthorised content/ videos on their site.
Read below to identify where you've seen your copy and what to do about it:
- I've seen my video on a reputable website, will I be paid for this?
It's great news! if you've spotted your video on a reputable website - it means it's been picked up and is now earning money!
We have relationships with hundreds of media websites such as MSN, Yahoo! AOL, UPI, Ladbible, Huffington Post, Little Things, stuff.co.nz, Unilad, Viral Thread, The Hook, Minute Buzz and the Telegraph (to name just a few).
The more views it has the more money it'll earn. We tally up the amount at the end of each month, once our partners pay us we'll send this onto you (once you've earned more than £10). Most of the time payment is the following month, however sometimes it can take up to 90 days depending on the partner. For more information about getting paid, see our Payment guide.
- I've seen my video, it doesn't look like a reputable website, what can I do?
If you've spotted your video on a website that doesn't look so reputable it could be being used without permission.
We take protecting your video extremely seriously, we try to spot as much of this activity ourselves but we can't see everything. If you see your video being used somewhere, please Contact us, including the link and a if possible a screenshot of the offending article.
Please note there is no law to stop somebody embedding your YouTube video on their website, but if they are using your video in their own website player or in a broadcast we can get in touch to try and get them to pay a fair price or stop using it.
- People have copied my video on YouTube, can you stop this?
We try to stop as much of this activity ourselves but unfortunately some cases slip through the net.
If you see a copy of your video on YouTube being used somewhere without your permission, please Contact us with the link and if possible a screenshot of the offending article.
Enabling YouTube Monetisation helps us to keep track of copies of your video and allows us to claim any revenue earned from the copies. See our YouTube guide for more information.
How do you prevent people copying my video?
As a YouTube Partner we benefit from a special tool called Content ID which allows us to automatically find every copy of your video on YouTube and claim advertising revenue from those copies for you. A lot of our members find it very satisfying to take control of the many copies which tend to appear on YouTube and make extra money from them in this way.
We can only perform this service for you if you ask us to monetise your video on YouTube for you. To find out how to do this, see YouTube Monetisation.
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