Why Would Youtube Flag My Video and Not Inform Me?

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  1. Maserati7200 macrumors 6502a

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    So today I was watching a few of my videos on youtube and I see my video is flagged. I received no email from youtube about this, nor any complaints from users. Plus, how the heck could a car videos not be appropriate for minors? :confused::mad: Is there anyway I can get this fixed?
     
  2. laughingperson5 macrumors 6502

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    What was the video about? and you should probably go around the FAQ's of their website..
     
  3. Maserati7200 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    As I said before, it's a video about cars and racing. The entire content of the videos is cars. That's it. The soundtrack doesn't even have any lyrics.

    This is the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llccHQDQgWc If you watch it for yourself, you can clearly see this is falsly flagged. How can I contact youtube?
     
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    Maybe it's automatically flagged, your title have the word exotic in there. :confused:
     
  5. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not entirely sure that they inform anyone, my friend's video got flagged a few months back and they didn't tell him either.
     
  6. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    What does it mean to be flagged? Can it not be viewed?

    Sorry, I dont frequent youtube, and have not uploaded anything there before.
     
  7. iOrlando macrumors 68000

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    you do know people randomly flag videos for the heck of it. Not sure if that actually works itself all the way to you seeing it as flagged but it happens.
     
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  9. Maserati7200 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, whoever does that doesn't deserve oxygen, IMO. I just sent an email to youtube's press contact email (press@youtube.com) explaining the situation. There was no other way to contact them. I find it disgusting that they don't let end users directly contact someone from youtube.
     
  10. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Normally you have to do it through the youtube's flag review system.
    You'll have to wait a few weeks to a few months for them to get back to you and fix the situation.
     
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    Hey bro is that you driving?
     
  12. Maserati7200 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I wish :rolleyes:

    I'm 16 and only have a permit, and even if I had a license I couldn't afford those cars. I collected those videos from the internets...

    How would I go about doing that?
     
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    Have you considered contacting their support?

    Google Help › YouTube Help › Contacting Support
     
  14. azboricua macrumors 6502a

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    ding ding ding! That is your answer, SpeedandMotion.com probably flagged you for pretty much claiming the content of the video as your work. and your music is copyrighted too.
     
  15. ibook30 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah - that is quite likely. If you downloaded someone else's video and then posted it as your own (even if you give them credit) it can make them grumpy.

    And unless you have significantly altered the content - it can be copyright infringement (I have a pretty basic understanding of copyright law- so I can't offer much more guidance than this!).
     
  16. Maserati7200 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I already went that route. You cannot send in any questions. It has pre asked questions and answers in that section.
    Well that would be under copyright infringement, not being inappropriate for minors. Also, what I did was legal under terms of fair use.
     
  17. Maserati7200 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    BTW, it can't be Speedanmotion because I have two similar videos and none of them have speedandmotion content yet they are still flagged

    MOAR Flagged videos :eek::mad:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5Wsxk2yY08
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ykpe4Pxysn8

    PS. Here is the email i sent to google (press@youtube.com)

     
  18. laughingperson5 macrumors 6502

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    The issue is.. I'm a minor and stupidly signed up as a minor. -_-
     
  19. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    what's in these videos?

    Exotic cars racing at high speed on city streets?

    prob not copyright then but maybe youtube deciding that showing people violating the law (um, speeding and other driving violations) puts youtube at risk should somebody sue saying they've encouraged youngster to break the law

    if it was copyright violation, they would just take them down and not make them 18 and older
     
  20. Maserati7200 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The videos comply with the community guidelines.
     
  21. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    your view of the community guidelines anyway :p


    so do they indeed show illegal street racing and illegal high speed driving on public streets? if so, then i suspect that youtube might in a moment of confusion decide that allowing impressionable young teens to view videos glorifying such potentially dangerous activity might create a certain amount of liability for youtube ....hence the need to require age verification :rolleyes:
     
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    I agree with the OP that this is blatantly unfair as only minors would ever consider this video worth watching and now they can't. Does Youtube have a notification option to remind me to re-flag this video if it ever gets un-flagged?
     
  24. Maserati7200 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! You're a nice guy...:rolleyes: *sticks up middle finger*
     
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