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All about Copyright Strikes

When you receive a copyright strike, YouTube has received a notification from a copyright owner to take down your video. Copyright strikes can negatively affect your channel.

NOTE: Deleting a video with a strike will not resolve the copyright strike

First Copyright Strikes 

If you receive a copyright strike, YouTube is giving you a warning that your account is losing it’s good standing. The first copyright strike may affect some channel features, such as your ability to monetize or restricted access to the live stream feature. A copyright strike expires after 90 days as long as you complete YouTube’s Copyright School.


Second and Third Copyright Strike 

If you receive a second strike before the first strike has expired, you will have to wait until the second strike has expired to restore your good account standing.

If you receive a third strike before the other strikes have expired, YouTube will terminate your account and remove all uploaded videos.

Get more information about the strike 

You can find more information about the strike in your Creator Studio. Go to your Copyright Notices Page to get details about the strike. Check your account status and the strike expiry date on your YouTube Features Page.

Resolve a Copyright Strike

  1. You can wait for the strike to expire: Copyright strikes expire after 90 days. You need to complete YouTube’s Copyright School for the strike to expire.
  2. Ask for a retraction: You can reach out to the person who claimed your video and ask them to retract the strike
  3. Submit a counter notification: If you think the strike was placed in error and your video was mistakenly removed, you can submit a counter notification.

Please be aware that we are not able to remove any copyright strikes from your channel. We encourage all partners to refrain from uploading copyright material. If you're unsure about uploading content, chances are, you shouldn't be uploading that content. Be safe!



IMPORTANT: Please be aware that we are not able to remove any copyright strikes from your channel. We encourage all partners to refrain from uploading material that is not theirs.  If you're unsure about the copyright of the content you are uploading, chances are, you shouldn't be uploading that content. Be safe! If numerous copyright strikes are placed on your YouTube Channel, it could jeopardize your YouTube Account, and your network partnership. We hope this information will help you avoid that.

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