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Can I create a YouTube ad using a video that doesn't belong to me?

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My client was featured in a video from another channel. Can I turn that video into a video ad for my client? The video is not linked to my Adwords account and doesn't live on my channel. thx

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Hi Jalanda,
Welcome to the AdWords Community!

Can you get permission from the other Channel to also host the video on your Channel? If you just want to use the video for advertising, you can always make the video unlisted so that the other Channel will still exclusively serve the content on YouTube.

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"Can I turn that video into a video ad for my client?"

 

Yes you can if the video content respects the advertising policy, but you will be incrementing the views of the video which you choose to be the ad. For example in the policy " YouTube age-restricted videos cannot be promoted in TrueView ads."

 

If you use as a Video Ad a link which is a video of another channel, they will start seeing their views incrementing for that video , without knowing why.