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How to Handle YouTube Claims

Written by Camille
Updated 2 weeks ago

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Simply simply, if a YouTube video contains any copyrighted content, it may be subject to a Content ID Claim. Individuals and organizations who own music, movies, TV shows, and other material file Content ID claims to defend themselves from copyright infringement and unauthorized use of their work. Copyright owners have authority over their Content ID policy; some choose to block particular media from being uploaded to YouTube, while others allow the content to be online in exchange for advertising money.

Who can give Content ID Claims?

In order to be given Work ID, copyright owners must own the exclusive rights to the content and present proof of ownership, according to YouTube.

Why do I have a claim on my video if I purchased a license?

The mechanism for identifying content is fully automated. The technology searches for copyrighted media and places a claim on every film that contains it, regardless of whether or not a license is in place. If you get a Content ID claim, it doesn't mean your video has been directly identified for copyright infringement; it only means the system discovered copyrighted material in your film. If you have a valid single-song license, send us a link to your video, your 6-digit Order ID, and a screenshot of the claim, and we'll check into it for you!

If you're a subscriber, just send us a link to your video and a screenshot of the claim, and we'll be pleased to assist you!

What happens if I receive a claim?

A copyright notice is YouTube's way of informing you if your video contains copyrighted content. The video may be prohibited globally or in specific regions in some situations. Copyrighted music will also be muted as an option. The copyright owner, on the other hand, frequently allows the film to remain online — copyrighted material and all – on the condition that they receive advertising money (monetization).

How to Handle a Content ID Claim

Our artists/labels have an arrangement with YouTube that allows them to claim videos as a tool to track and monetise the use of their songs because we are not a royalty-free service. While a Songfindr license allows you to publish a video to YouTube that includes a licensed music, it does not limit their authority to claim videos that incorporate their songs. As a result, the artist/label reserves the right to use ad-supported viewing to commercialize any regulated content. The monetization of your video (i.e. the commercial that appears on your video) as a result of a claim is not a breach and has no bearing on your Songfindr contract.

If you have a valid Songfindr license, send us a link to the video, your 6-digit Order ID, and a screenshot of the claim, and we'll look into it further. If you're a subscriber, just send us a link to your video and a screenshot of the claim, and we'll be pleased to assist you!

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