How Does Monetization Work For YouTube Live Streams?

YouTube constantly scans for your content.

YouTube scans live streams for third party content as they happen. When third party content is identified, a placeholder image may replace the live broadcast until YouTube's system no longer detects third party content. In some cases, YouTube might terminate a live broadcast. Live streams can also be terminated if they receive a copyright strike or a Community Guidelines strike.

Once a live stream is completed, it becomes a regular video that is subject to claims. You would then be able to claim this using our YouTube monitor (learn more about how to do that here).

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