If you create videos for YouTube, you've undoubtedly heard
the phrase "copyright claim" at least once. But what does it really
Let's start by defining a copyright claim. In a nutshell, it
occurs when a copyright holder discovers that their work has been utilized on
another person's YouTube video without their consent. This might take the shape
of audio files, pictures, video clips, or any other sort of material covered by
A copyright holder has the option to submit a copyright
claim to YouTube if they discover that their work is being utilized without
authorization. This is accomplished by filing a takedown request using the
Content ID system on YouTube. When a claim is made, YouTube notifies the
content creator and gives them the chance to refute the claim if they think it
was made in error or if they have the proper authorization to use the video.
The copyright holder has two alternatives if the content
creator challenges the claim: either relinquish the claim or submit a DMCA
takedown request. A DMCA takedown notice is a formal request to have YouTube
remove the offending material. The author of the material will be given a
strike on their channel if the copyright owner choose this option.
What happens afterwards if a copyright claim is made against
your YouTube video? First of all, it's crucial to recognize the distinction
between a copyright claim and a copyright strike. Your channel's reputation is
unaffected by a copyright claim, and no sanctions will be applied. Simply put,
it indicates that the content owner has discovered that their work has been
featured on your video and may decide to monetize it or have it taken down.
You have three choices if you get a copyright claim: nothing,
acknowledging the claim, or disputing the claim. If you don't take any action,
the video's copyright owner may decide to monetize it or have it taken down. If
you agree with the claim, you are effectively admitting that you utilized the
material without authorization.
The copyright holder
will then have the choice of either making money off of your movie or having it
taken down. By contesting the claim, you are claiming that the claim is
inaccurate or that you have the required authorizations to use the information.
After that, the copyright holder must either withdraw the claim or submit a
DMCA takedown request.
It's crucial to keep in mind that receiving several
copyright assertions on your channel could lead to a copyright strike. If you
get three copyright violations within a 90-day period, your channel may be
terminated or you may only be able to access a restricted number of features.
What steps can you take to protect your YouTube channel from
copyright claims? The most apparent solution is to only utilize material that
you have either produced yourself or for which you have the required rights.
This covers the audio, visuals, and video. It's crucial to confirm that any
material you utilize that wasn't written by you is either in the public domain
or that you have the appropriate licenses or permits to use it.
You may also utilize the integrated audio and stock video
libraries on YouTube, which provide a huge selection of unrestricted music and
video clips that you can use in your videos without worrying about copyright