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To show how the word "生机" is used in the movie "锦绣华南" I modified subtitles, cut the movie clip, and uploaded it to YouTube :


My problem: Some of the videos received Content ID claim and were blocked in 244 countries, for example:

My question: What should I add to the video to make it fair use ? Any suggestions would be appreciated ))
PS: Apparently right now I'm Just Copying rather than Creating Something New :
The purpose and character of your intended use of the material involved is the single most important factor in determining whether a use is a fair use. The question to ask here is whether you are merely copying someone else's work verbatim or instead using it to help create something new.

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Really, you need to ask Youtube - they can be pretty arbitrary, and the decisions are probably outsourced, so good luck. There's something in the Glossika topic about them losing a whole load of Youtube content as (if I remember correctly) a competitor reported it. 


I'd try increasing the amount of non-clip content, and making it obvious (like in the title and the description) it's a 10-second (or whatever) clip. And Iook at Vimeo as an alternative.

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