How Many Copyright Claims Can You Get? If you upload a video on YouTube that contains content that is copyright-protected, your video can get a copyright claim. Such claims are generated automatically when a video you upload matches another video, or part of another video, in YouTubes Content ID system. In this article, we will take a look at what copyright claims are, how many copyright claims you can get, and much more.
What Are Copyright Claims?
Copyright claims are also referred to as Content ID claims. Content ID is a completely automated tool for digital rights management on the YouTube platforms that scans videos and alerts the original content owners if their images, audio, or video clips have been used without their permission.
How Many Copyright Claims Can You Get?
Copyright claims do not result in a strike. Therefore, there is no limit on the number of copyright claims you can get.
How to Know If You Have a Copyright Claim
When there is a copyright claim on your video, you will receive an email from YouTube. To get more information about the claims on your videos:
- Log in to your YouTube Studio Account.
- From the menu located on the left side, choose Content.
- If your video has a copyright claim on it, it is going to be labeled Copyright claim in the restrictions column.
- Hover the cursor over the Copyright claim in the restrictions column, and tap See Details.
- Tap the down arrow to get more information regarding the details of the copyright claim.
- Underneath the content found, click the timestamp in order to play the segment claimed by Content ID.
How Can Copyright Claims Affect Your Channel?
Copyright claims do not really affect your channel. These claims generally mean that YouTube discovered some content on your channel that’s actually owned by someone else. Copyright owners get to decide if others can reuse the content they’ve copyrighted. They generally allow the content to be reused in YouTube videos in exchange for running an ad to generate revenue. These ads might run before the start of the video or somewhere in between (in case the video is longer than eight minutes).
If a content owner does not want their content to be reused, they might:
- Block Your Video: A copyright owner might block your video. This means people will not be able to watch it. Your video can either be blocked all over the world or just in specific regions/countries.
- Restrict Particular Platforms: A copyright owner might choose to limit the websites or apps where the content appears. Such restrictions aren’t going to alter your video’s availability on YouTube.
- Take No Action: In some cases, the copyright owner might not take any action and simply ignore the reused content.
What to Do If Your Video Gets a Copyright Claim?
Depending on whether you agree or disagree with a claim, you have a couple of ways to proceed.
1. Agree with a Copyright Claim
If you think a claim is correct, you might choose to do nothing. Otherwise, you can also get rid of the claimed content without uploading a completely new video. If conducted properly, any of the following options is going to automatically release the claim:
- Trim a segment: This is going to only remove the claimed part from your YouTube video.
- Change the Music: This option is only for audio claims. If the audio in your video is copyright-claimed, you can remove the music with royalty-free music.
- Mute a Song: This option is also applicable to only audio claims. If the music in your video is copyright-claimed, you can simply mute the song. You can either mute only the song or the entire audio.
- Divide Revenue. If you’ve taken part in the YouTube Partner Program and the music in your video is copyright-claimed, you might be able to divide and share the revenue you’ve earned with the music publisher.
2. Disagree with a Copyright Claim
If you don’t agree with a copyright claim, you can dispute it. Find more information on how to dispute a copyright claim here.
Last Few Words
We hope this article helped you gain comprehensive insights into copyright claims. To avoid copyright claims, make sure to always use original content and royalty-free music!