As you create content, you own the copyright to what you create. It includes things like blog posts, photos, and videos. When somebody else uses your copyrighted material without your permission, it’s called copyright infringement.
If you find that somebody has used your copyrighted material without your permission, you can send them a copyright claim. It is a formal notice that tells the infringing party they’re using your material without your permission and that they need to stop.
A copyright claim can also get the infringing party to pay damages. It is usually done if the infringement was done for commercial gain.
If you receive a copyright claim, responding to it is important. If you ignore it, you could open up to a lawsuit.
How to view copyright claims?
Did you get a copyright claim on YouTube? It means someone has notified that they believe your video infringes on their copyright. Copyright claims are different from Content ID claims. Also, copyright owners can send us a copyright notification if they believe one of your videos violates their copyright. When we receive a copyright notification, we remove the content to comply with copyright law. You can submit a counter-notification if you believe your video does not violate copyright.
To view a copyright claim:
- Go to your Copyright Notifications page in YouTube Studio.
- Find the copyright claim you want to review.
- Click View Details.
You can see the copyright claim details here, including the claimant and the video claimed. You can submit a counter-notification if you believe your video does not violate copyright.
The process is pretty simple if you’re wondering where to view a copyright claim on YouTube. Just follow these steps:
- Log in to the YouTube account and your channel’s dashboard.
- Under the “Copyright” tab, you will see a list of all the videos claimed by copyright holders on your channel.
- To view the details of a particular claim, click on the video in question.
When you receive a copyright claim, you’ll see a copyright icon ( ) next to the video in your Video Manager. You can click on that icon to get more details.
- On the next page, you will be able to see who claimed the video and what actions they’ve taken (if any).
That’s all there is to it! Following these steps, you can easily keep track of any copyright claims on your YouTube channel.
What happens if you receive a copyright claim?
Copyright claims are different from Community Guidelines strikes. A copyright claim doesn’t result in a strike on your account, but if too many copyright claims accumulate, your account will be subject to termination.
When a copyright holder notifies YouTube that one of your videos violates their copyright, we may take it down. It is called a copyright strike. When you receive a copyright strike, you’re not allowed to upload, comment on, like, or do any other activity on YouTube that requires a channel. If you get three copyright strikes, YouTube will terminate your account.