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Managing and Resolving Content ID Claims on YouTube Studio

Published: July 29, 2022

For YouTube creators, mastering the management of Content ID claims is essential to safeguard your channel from possible limitations or problems with monetization. This post will guide you in navigating Content ID claims on YouTube Studio, highlighting how to locate videos that might be affected and the measures you can take if a claim is made against your content.

What are Content ID Claims?

Each video you upload to YouTube is checked against a database of audio and visual content that copyright owners have provided. If copyrighted material is detected in your upload, your video might be subject to a Content ID claim. Although these claims are different from copyright strikes, they can still affect your video in several ways, such as by blocking it entirely, tracking its viewership, or enabling the copyright owner to monetize your content.

How to Find Videos with Content ID Claims

Go to the ‘Content’ section in YouTube Studio and apply the Copyright Claims filter to see if any of your videos have been claimed. For a quick overview, simply hover over the ‘Restrictions’ column. For a detailed review, click on a specific video’s details, then the copyright tab to find out the particular impact of the claim on your video, including its visibility and whether it’s eligible for monetization.

Responding to Content ID Claims

After pinpointing a video with a claim, you have several options available on the Video’s Copyright Details page:

If You Agree with the Claim: Should you acknowledge the claim as legitimate, you can opt not to make any changes.
Eliminating Claimed Material: YouTube provides tools to erase the contentious segment or mute/replace copyrighted music without the need to re-upload the entire video.
Challenging Unjust Claims: If you’re confident the claim is unfounded—maybe because the content is rightfully yours or you believe it falls under the fair use provision (such as for commentary)—then disputing the claim is your next step.
The dispute procedure is divided into four phases: verifying your eligibility to dispute; providing a rationale for your challenge; ensuring you meet the necessary criteria; and articulating a convincing argument that your usage constitutes fair use or that you retain the rights to the copyrighted material.

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