After the TikTok ban, YouTube and Instagram have been the next platform for TikTokers. To sustain the competition, YouTube launched Shorts that are similar to Instagram Reels. Now it has allowed creators to use video clips from billions of YouTube videos on the YouTube platform.
However, there are some rules that the creators need to follow. The new feature is an extension of the existing ‘remix’ tool that allows creators to choose music from the Audio library for their videos or use original audio. “Create your own short videos using our Shorts creation tools to mix in music from our Audio Library or use original audio from videos across YouTube,” the company said in an update. The YouTube Shorts feature is similar to the popular TikTok tool Stitch.
“Shorts you make with sampled audio are attributed back to the source creator’s original video,” it added.
The company said that music videos with copyrighted content from YouTube’s music partners are not eligible to be remixed.
“If you upload a short video you’ve created elsewhere, make sure that any copyright-protected material you’ve used is approved for your use on YouTube. Using copyright-protected material could lead to you getting a Content ID claim,” the company suggested.
This new update will allow creators to take short clips (1 to 5s) from long-form videos and use them in their Shorts.
YouTube also confirmed that users can access YouTube Shorts from the Web and Tablets as well.
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