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Copyright on YouTube
Copyright is an important topic for the entire YouTube community. In the sections below, you’ll find access to all the information and tools needed to manage your rights on the YouTube platform and learn more about respecting the rights of other creators.
Manage your content on YouTube
Copyright support and troubleshooting
Learn more about copyright
Manage your content on YouTube
If you would like to submit a notification of alleged copyright infringement, get information on what to do if you believe your video has been removed in error, or get information on how to dispute a Content ID match, the resources below will help educate you about our easy-to-use rights management processes.
Submit a copyright infringement notification
Request the removal of an unauthorized use of your creative work.
Submit a counter notification
Request the reinstatement of a video that was incorrectly removed from YouTube for copyright infringement.
Retract a claim of copyright infringement
Cancel, or retract, a removal request that you or your company submitted to YouTube.
Dispute a Content ID match
Contest a Content ID match to your video that you believe is wrong.
Copyright support and troubleshooting
There’s a lot to learn about the world of copyright. If you'd like help diagnosing a copyright issue, the resources below are the best place to start. If your question is not answered here, please search our Help Center, where you will find additional information.
Differentiate between a Content ID claim and a copyright removal.If you received a copyright strike, learn why and the best way to resolve it.
How Content ID works
Learn more about Content ID, a tool used by content owners to identify and claim their content in videos uploaded to YouTube.
Learn why you've lost access to a feature
Certain YouTube features require good copyright standing.
Check your account status
Check whether your account is in good or bad copyright standing.
More copyright related resources
Learn more about copyright on YouTube
Looking to learn even more about copyright? These resources will get you started, whether you're just seeking general knowledge, or a more in-depth understanding of topics like fair use.
What is Copyright?
What is protected by copyright? How is copyright different from other forms of intellectual property?
What is fair use?
There are certain circumstances under which the law allows use of excerpts from copyrighted material.
Creative Commons
Learn about a special type of license that allows content to be re-used -- if you follow the rules.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to the copyright questions we're asked most often.
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