Content ID overview
I have a Content ID claim on my video–what steps can I take?
If you receive a content ID claim, you can choose to:
Do nothing: If you agree with the claim, you can just move on. You can always change your mind later if you disagree with the claim.
Share revenue: If you’re a member of our YouTube Partner Program, and you've included a musical composition in your video, you may be able to share revenue with the music's rights owners.
Dispute the claim: If you have the required rights to use the copyright-protected content in your video, or if you think the system somehow misidentified your video, you can dispute the claim.
You can also choose to remove or replace the claimed content from your video (without having to upload a new video) using the following options:
Mute the sound: If you get a claim for a piece of music in your video, you may be able to mute the entire claimed segment
Mute the song: If your video has matched a copyright owner’s music through Content ID, you’ll have the option to mute just the claimed song while keeping other audio, like you talking, intact. Note that this option isn’t available for all Content ID claims, but when it is available you’ll see it as an option within the Video Copyright Info page.
Replace the song: If you don’t want to mute the audio entirely, you can instead swap out your audio track with one of our free songs from the YouTube Audio Library.
Trim out the content: You can trim out the claimed content from your video using the YouTube Editor. We’re also excited to announce that coming soon we’ll be adding a “one-click” Trim option under the Actions dropdown in the Video Copyright Info page that allows you to remove the timestamped claimed segment with just one-click.
Trim out the content: You can trim out the claimed content from your video using the YouTube Editor without having to edit and upload a new video. You can use the “one-click” Trim option under the Actions dropdown in the Video Copyright Info page that allows you to remove the timestamped claimed segment with just one-click.
All of these steps can be done from within YouTube Studio.
Check out more info in our Help Center linked in the description below, and be sure to check out the other videos in our Copyright series linked here.