How To Submit a Copyright Takedown Request On YouTube?

    How To Submit a Copyright Takedown Request On YouTube?

    If your copyright-protected work was posted on YouTube without authorization, you can submit a copyright takedown request. Submitting a takedown request will start a legal process.

    Before you submit a takedown request, you should know:

    • Copyright exceptions: You need to consider whether fair use, fair dealing, or a similar exception to copyright law applies. If an exception applies, then the takedown request you submit would be invalid.
    • Personal info:
      • If a video is removed for copyright infringement, the name of the copyright owner will be visible on YouTube in place of the video.
        • If you give us a valid legal alternative, such as the name of a company or authorized representative, we’ll review and apply it if appropriate.
        • The copyright owner’s name you enter will become part of the public record of your request. Learn more about the public record of your takedown request.
      • Your full legal name is required to complete a takedown request. It may be shared with the uploader of the video removed for copyright infringement.
      • The primary email address from your takedown request is shared with the uploader of the video removed for copyright infringement. The uploader might get in touch with you to resolve their copyright strike.
      • Your physical address and phone number will remain confidential unless requested as part of a lawsuit. If YouTube is required to share any information, we’ll notify you before doing so.
    • Scheduled requests: You can schedule takedown requests to take effect after 7 days. Scheduled requests will notify the uploader and give them 7 days before the content gets removed.
    • Non-video content: If you want to submit a takedown request for non-video content, such as channel icon images, follow the steps outlined here. Our webform doesn’t support non-video takedown requests.

    How to submit a takedown request

    The fastest and simplest way to submit a copyright takedown request is to fill out our webform on a computer. The copyright owner or agent authorized to act on the owner’s behalf should submit the request.

    Do not make false claims. Misuse of the takedown web form, such as submitting false information, may result in the suspension of your account or other legal consequences.

    Click this button to go to the webform:

    What’s the difference between a Copyright takedown notice and a Content ID claim?

    Content ID is an automatic copyright system. Content ID automatedly identifies and enables copyright holders to view videos that use their material rather than filing a copyright notice.

    A claim for material identification is not the same as a copyright notice. Material ID allows owners of the copyright to claim and, if they choose, monetize their rights as an option.

    Content ID is a YouTube scheme, as opposed to takedowns, established by statute, made possible by contracts between YouTube and Content partners who have uploaded material from their databases.

    Since the Content ID is allowed by partnerships, copyright strikes are not involved, nor can the channel be suspended or terminated. However, if you assume that the content of the video is permitted or that a claim was erroneously made, you can challenge the claim. Here you can find out more about Content ID statements.

    If you obtain a Content ID claim in this course you will learn out on what to do.

    Rajat Singh
    A Bioinformatics Masters degree from the G.N Khalsa Science and Commerce College (Mumbai). Blogger by choice and an enthusiastic person with a technical background and passion.

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