Have you received a Copyright Claim or Content ID Claim?
Did your video got flagged on YouTube because of copyright issues with the video or music?
Did you use royalty free music and still get copyright claims from a third party?
What is Copyright Claim or Content ID Claim in YouTube?
In YouTube, once someone uploads a video that contains copyright-protected content, then that video could get a Content ID claim. This claim is generated automatically as the uploaded video matches another video or part of another video in YouTube’s Content ID system.
When you will get Content ID Claim?
Copyright owners can set “Content ID” provided by YouTube to protect their content. It helps to block uploads that match a copyrighted work they own the rights to. They can also allow the claimed content to remain on YouTube with ads. In these cases, the advertising revenue goes to the copyright owners of the claimed content. So if you upload a video on YouTube and get a copyright notice (copyright claim), you are dealing with the system. YouTube Content ID was developed to help content owners (composers and others, publishers) and their distributors to identify, monitor, and monetize use of their music on YouTube.
What happens after a video get Content ID Claim?
Content ID claim indicates that content found on your YouTube channel that someone else owns. Copyright owners are the ones who decide whether other people can reuse their copyrighted content. They often allow their content to be used in YouTube videos in exchange for having ads run on those videos. Ads might play before the video or during it (if the video is longer than 8 minutes).
If copyright owners don’t want their content reused, they can:
- Block or removed a video: Copyright owners may choose to block or remove your video, which means people can’t watch it. Your video could be blocked worldwide or just in certain countries/regions.
- Restrict certain platforms: Copyright owners may choose to restrict the apps or websites where their content appears. These restrictions won’t change the availability of your video on YouTube.
What needs to do after a video has Content ID Claim?
Depending on the situation, you have a few options to choose from if you get a Content ID claim:
- Do nothing: If you agree with the claim, you can leave it as is. You can also change your mind later.
- Share revenue: If you’re in the YouTube Partner Program and claimed music is in your video, you may be able to share revenue with the music publisher.
- Dispute the claim: If you believe the claim made on your video is incorrect, you can dispute it. If you dispute a claim without a valid reason, the content owner may request a take down of your video. If YouTube get a valid takedown request for your video, your account will get a copyright strike.
Also you can remove claimed content without having to upload a new video by doing the options below:
- Trim out a segment: You can remove just the claimed segment from your video in YouTube Studio. Replace the song (audio claims only): If the music in your video is claimed, you may be able to replace your audio track with free-to-use music from the YouTube Audio Library.
- Mute a song (audio claims only): This option lets you mute the claimed song in your video. You can choose whether to mute just the song or all audio in the video.