Keep your YouTube account in good standing

To stay in good standing, your account must have:

  • No Community Guidelines strikes
  • No copyright strikes
  • No more than one video blocked worldwide by Content ID

Penalties that affect your account standing:

Community Guidelines strikes

If you receive a Community Guidelines strike and feel that your video was removed in error, you may appeal the strike. The strike will expire in six months.

Copyright strikes

If you receive a copyright strike, you may ask the person who requested removal of your video to retract their claim. If you believe that your video was removed in error, you may submit a counter notification. The strike will expire in 6 months, as long as you complete Copyright School and don’t receive another copyright strike in that time.

Content ID global blocks

If a copyright owner uses Content ID to claim and block your video worldwide, you’ll be warned that your account is in danger of falling into bad standing. If you receive a second global Content ID block within 30 days, your account will fall into bad standing. The penalty associated with each global block expires after 30 days. If you believe that a video has been blocked in error, you may dispute the associated claim. Keep in mind, invalid disputes can result in copyright strikes.

Check your account standing

You can check your account standing on the Features page, under your Channel Settings.

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