All About Third Party Claims

What is a Content ID Claim? 

If your video has been matched by Content ID, then most likely it has been claimed by a third party. You can receive a Content ID Claim if you have been using copyright-protected material in your video. A copyright owner can decide to block, track, or monetize your video depending on the match policy applied. In many cases, content ID claim means you cannot monetize the video you have uploaded. It does not usually have any effects on your partnership status unless the third party decides to remove the Content ID match and replace it with a Copyright Claim (which is very much possible).

Get more information about the Content ID Claim 

You can check the details of any match policies that have been applied to your videos by clicking the link “Includes copyrighted content” next to the video in your Video Manager. Alternatively, you can see your Content ID Claims on your Copyright Notices Page.

Monetized or tracked videos 

With many Content ID policies, your video will still be available on your channel on YouTube for your viewers to watch, but the content owner may choose to monetize and/ or track the video.

For monetized videos, there may be ads showing on your claimed videos.

For tracked videos, your video will be unaffected. However, the content owner may track viewership statistics for the video to decide in the future what they would like to do. The copyright owner can change their usage policy anytime.

Blocked Videos 

A copyright owner can also block your videos in certain countries or worldwide. Viewers will not be able to watch blocked videos. When a video is blocked by a Content ID claim, it may affect your good account standing.

Dispute or Appear Content ID Claims 

You can open the claim from your “Video Manager” or your “Copyright Notices Page”. If you believe that the claim was made in error, you can dispute it directly from the claim page.

If you've already disputed a Content ID match and believe that the content owner erroneously upheld the claim, you may be able to appeal the decision. More information can be found here:

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that we are not able to assist you in retracting any third party claims or notices from any channel. We strongly recommend all partners to refrain from uploading material that is not theirs. If a Content ID Claim is severe enough, it maz affect your good account standing or you may receive a copyright strike. 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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