Copyright strike basics

How do I know if my video was removed by a copyright takedown

When a copyright owner formally notifies us that you don’t have their permission to post their content on the site, we take down your upload to comply with copyright law. If your video was removed through a copyright takedown notice, a copyright strike has been applied to your account.


How do I check if I have a copyright strike/get more information?

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Videos.
  3. Click the Down arrow above "Copyright claim". You'll find this next to the respective video under the Monetization column, if available. Otherwise, you’ll find this option under the Visibility column.
  4. Click View copyright claim details.

Looking for information on content ID claims? You can find more in our lesson on Content ID claims.


Copyright Strike basics

Deleting videos will not clear your strikes. Learn how to resolve copyright strikes.
If you get a copyright strike on an active live stream, your live stream access may be disabled. Learn about live stream restrictions.
If you get 3 copyright strikes, your YouTube channel is subject to termination.

Evaluate strikes:

If your video has been removed due to a takedown, before deciding what to do next, it's a good idea to consider whether you created or licensed all of the material in the video.

Heads up! Deleting a video that was removed due to a copyright takedown will not resolve the associated strike

If you have sufficient rights (or believe the video qualifies as fair use), you may choose to contest a copyright takedown.