Copyright on YouTube

Copyright is an important topic for the YouTube community. Below, you can find out how to manage your rights on YouTube and learn more about respecting the rights of others.

Submit a copyright infringement notification

The easiest way to notify YouTube of alleged copyright infringement is via our webform.

Submit a counter notification

If you believe your video was removed by mistake, you can submit a counter notification webform.

Copyright strike basics

Have a copyright strike? Learn why, and the best way to resolve it.

Retract a claim of copyright infringement

YouTube honors cancellations of copyright claims from the party that originally submitted them.

Dispute a Content ID claim

If you get a Content ID claim that you believe is invalid, you can dispute that claim.

See your account status

View your copyright and Community Guidelines status.

Copyright explained

Check out what’s protected by copyright and how copyright is different from other forms of intellectual property.

Content ID claims

Take a look at how some copyright-protected material is detected on YouTube, and what you can do if you get a claim.

How Content ID works

Explore the ins and outs of a tool used by content owners to identify and claim their content in YouTube videos.

The story behind fair use

Read up on the law and conditions that allow for the use of excerpts from copyrighted material.

Creative Commons

Learn about a special type of license that allows content to be re-used (with certain requirements).

Copyright management tools

Find out about the tools we offer to help you manage your copyrighted content, and tell us about your copyright needs.