What happens after I dispute?

  • If the policy is set to block (don't allow users to view the video on YouTube) or track (allow users to view the video without advertisements), this policy may be temporarily lifted until your dispute is resolved.
  • If you’ve already disputed a Content ID claim and feel it was mistakenly upheld by the copyright owner, you can then appeal their decision.

After a dispute is filed, a copyright owner can

After you submit your dispute, the copyright owner has 30 days to respond.There are a few things that the copyright owner can do:

Release the claim: If they agree with your dispute, they can choose to release their claim. As long as there are no other claims on your video, we will release the revenue earned during the dispute to you.
Uphold the claim: If they believe their claim is still valid, they can uphold it. If you feel it was mistakenly upheld, you may be able to appeal their decision.
Submit a copyright takedown request: If they believe their claim is still valid, they can submit a copyright takedown request to remove your video from YouTube, which means you’ll get a copyright strike on your account.
Delayed takedown request: If the claimant issues a delayed copyright takedown request, you can cancel your appeal within 7 days, which prevents the takedown and keeps the claim active on your video.
Do nothing: If they don’t respond within 30 days, their claim on your video will be released, and you don’t need to do anything.

After an appeal is filed, a copyright owner can

After you submit your appeal, the copyright owner has 30 days to respond.There are a few things that the copyright owner can do:

Release the claim: If they agree with your appeal, they can choose to release their claim. As long as there are no other claims on your video, we will release the revenue earned during the dispute to you.
Submit a copyright takedown request: If they believe their claim is still valid, they can submit a copyright takedown request to remove your video from YouTube, which means you’ll get a copyright strike on your account.
Delayed takedown request: If the claimant issues a delayed copyright takedown request, you can cancel your appeal within 7 days, which prevents the takedown and keeps the claim active on your video.
Do nothing: If they don’t respond within 30 days, their claim on your video will be released, and you don’t need to do anything.