I came back from Vividcon* with lots of ideas. one is how to get our niche of fandom to post more vids on Youtube (for various personal and strategic reasons, which I may post about later). But I figured I should walk the walk first and started uploading my older vids (or at least those that might still hold up today).
So ...Dear Diary, today I learned the difference between “Your video has copyrighted content and you cannot monetize/ads may appear” vs “Your video may have copyrighted content and may be blocked in some countries” and “Your video has copyrighted content and has been taken down and this is your X strike.” Only the latter has serious repercussions for fan vidders. I am not happy with the first, but if that is the price we “pay” to play for now, I can handle it. The second (blocked in some countries) proved to me more tricky, but I’ve added a note about proxy services that viewers might use: “You can try to use a proxy service such as https://www.proxfree.com/youtube-proxy.php but proceed at your own risk. If you are using Firefox, you can install ProxyTube, a free add on: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/proxtube/"
Are there any other YouTube proxy services I can mention?
*Vividcon is a fan run convention about fanvids held in Chicago each August. Both vidders and fans of vids are welcomed
edited to add the ProxyTube suggestion