I've had the same youtube account for 7-8 years. I've hardly had an issue with copyright strikes. I think i've only ever had 2 videos taken down, and the strikes are long gone now. Yet I have friends who are constantly making new accounts because they get strikes every other day. A lot of my friends wont even put the anime/song in the description to help prevent it from getting taken down, yet I have the anime and song listed in every single one of my videos (and I have like, 80+ videos uploaded). I dont even mention fair use in my descriptions.
So I dont think theres any way to prevent getting strikes on your videos, no matter what you put in your description, how old your account is, how popular your video is, etc. You're either lucky or you arent. In which case, I think im rather lucky
Youtube has some advanced video/audio scanner that can detect copyrighted footage/songs regardless of what you put in the description. Some people have tried to get around this by changing the pitch of the song, mirroring the footage, or adding a shit ton of video filters to make it look different. However, YouTube is also getting smart about this.
Even if your amvs have been fine for years, Youtube will
catch you eventually. It's only a matter of time.
I uploaded Naruto Ball Z Shippuden to Youtube under a new account and it was flagged as soon as it was uploaded.
BasharOfTheAges wrote:I find not using the service in the first place to be the best course of action.
Back in 2005-2006, youtube was a decent place to upload videos to get a new audience, but now they're more interested in looking out for themselves to avoid copyright infringement from other companies. Youtube is a gigantic audience (I think it's the #2 or #3 site next to google), but just remember while Youtube is big, the internet is much bigger.