What's the Difference Between a Copyright Claim and a Copyright Strike?

·  Do you understand there is a difference among a copyright lawsuit and a copyright strike, YouTube personalities? If you don't know, find out right now. License isn't always as straightforward as a rights holder saying you used their stuff. When it comes to media access control and your accountabilities as a YouTube creator, there might be a lot of moving elements.

      before we get into the specifics, here's a quick rundown of the two sorts of copyright infringement procedures. A copyright issue is basically someone claiming that you copied their content, whether it's a video clip, an image, or some audio. A copyright strike is significantly more serious for a YouTube creator, and multiple copyright violations can result in your channel being suspended.

1 Minute Guide: Copyright Claims

Claims for infringement are also called as claims for Content ID. Content ID is a fully automated digital rights management technology for YouTube that analyses videos and tells rights holders if their videos, photos, or audio have been used without authorization. You need know the following about licensing ID claims:

·        A dispute will have no negative impact on your YouTube channel.

·        When you use their content in your video, the copyright holder might claim the earnings.

·        The owner of the copyright might monetize your video by placing advertisements on it.

·        Your video may be restricted in some countries or regions by the copyright holder.

·        The copyright owners could also opt to take no activity (but don't count on that!)

·        Copyright law includes copyright claims.

·        Copyright claims are only valid for the videos that have been marked, not the entire channel.

·        If you truly own the stuff that is being claimed by others and, a claim can be proven false.


YouTube’s Current Copyright Policy

When it relates to copyright infringement, YouTube, naturally, isn't having it. The platform includes clear standards that align with copyright policies in the United States (and, presumably, elsewhere), and it states explicitly that "Creators should only submit videos that they have created or are permitted to use." Users should not submit videos that they did not create or utilize content in videos that they do not own without first obtaining the required permissions."

Let's take a closer look at claims and strikes with that precaution in mind.


Copyright Claims AKA Content ID Claims

The detection of copyright infringement on YouTube is highly advanced. The platform makes use of Content ID, a proprietary software that scans content and alerts artists (who have access to the technology) when their work has been pirated. Depending on whether the video comes under Fair Use, the creator can then decide whether to file a claim instead of filing a copyright takedown notice.

These YouTube accounts can also manually claim anything that the Content ID tool ignores for any reason.

Content ID claims are generally made against video clips, voice, and other content that qualify as owned media but hasn't been made accessible for posting on YouTube. If the makers do not own the TV or music clips, songs, or other media, claims are made against them.


The holders of the rights have complete control over their Content ID policy. Particular content, such as TV segments or music videos, is always blocked from being published to YouTube by some creators and media providers. Others agree to have their content published on the up loader’s channel if a portion or all of the ad dollars is returned to the copyright owners as recompense.

Monetization policy of Google AdSense

A monetization, tracking, or viewing limiting rule is included with Content ID claims. In the latter case, the video may only be available in select countries or regions at the discretion of the rights holder. The owner has the option to:


·         YouTube will be unable to view the complete video.

·         Place advertisements against the video to monetize it, with the possibility of a revenue share with the uploaded.

·         The rights owner receives 100% of the advertising money. The creator can keep the movie up as long as they like, but they won't make any money from it.

·         Track the video's audience statistics, which prevents monetization and allows the owner to know how well the video is performing in case they decide to claim revenue in the future.


The Content ID feature is not available to everyone. For copyright holders who want to track their content, YouTube has very precise criteria. Let's look at what happens if a Content ID claim is filed against one of your films.

The uploaded must fight a copyright claim in order to settle and delete it. After the uploading has formally challenged the claim, the rights owner has 30 days to reply to the request, with the option of:


·         If they uncover proof that the uploaded has authorization to use the material, they will release the claim (as is often the case when a creator uses a music track licensed through a third party like Epidemic Sound).

·         They are rejecting the challenge and maintaining the claim because they think they still have a strong and solid case.

·         Submitting a copyright takedown request to remove the video in question from YouTube. A copyright strike will be issued against your channel as a result of this (see below).

·         Choosing to ignore the appeal and allowing their claim to lapse.


Any view bans are lifted while the content is under review, and the video can start generating revenue through advertisements. However, the revenue will be maintained in a neutral account and distributed only to the party who prevails in the dispute.

The Content ID claim is automatically released if the rights owner does not react within 30 days. If they reject the dispute, however, the claim is reinstated. The uploaded can appeal and fight their case once more, and the rights holder has 30 days to answer once more. In the meanwhile, the ad revenue holding account, as well as any viewing limitations, are lifted.


The rights owner has three options at this point in the dispute: release their claim, choose to take down the video, or set up a "delayed takedown." If the owner chooses the delayed takedown option, the uploaded will be alerted that they have only 7 days to withdraw their appeal before the video is automatically taken down and removed from YouTube forever.

Take a few minutes to watch their guidance on Content ID claims on YouTube:


Copyright Strikes and Takedowns

·        When a rights owner requests the legal removal of a video from YouTube because the uploaded does not have authorization to use their photos, audio, or video clips, a copyright strike is issued. A strike differs greatly from a claim, as

·        Description of the material the owner wishes to safeguard.

·        A certified shown in the figure above (credit to YouTube).

·        .Contact numbers for the licensor.

·        A detailed declaration that the material (a video clip, a gif, an image, etc.) has been used without prior consent.

·        After the right holders files a legal notice, YouTube is required to remove the video from the up loader’s channel. That creator will be contacted, and they will have the option of filing a counter-notice or accepting the removal decision.

·        A copyright strike will be issued to the creator's channel if the video is taken down as a result of a manual claim. Oh, and removing the offending video from the site will not terminate the strike.


What Happens After Your First Copyright Strike?

·        If you get a copyright strike against a video, take it as a serious indication that YouTube thinks your account is in bad shape. The first copyright strike may have an impact on various channel functionalities, such as live streaming and monetization.

·        Because the first copyright strike will disappear after 90 days if the author completes the courses in YouTube's Copyright School (yep, that's a real thing), YouTube is willing to offer the artist another shot at this point.


·        What Happens After Your Second and Third Copyright Strike?

·        The risk level has just risen a notch. If your channels are hit with a second copyright strike when the first one expires, you'll have to wait another 90 days for the second strike to expire. In the meantime, your account is still in bad standing.

·        If you get a third copyright strike before the first two have expired, YouTube will carried out as soon your account and delete all of your videos. You won't be able to make any new channels either.

·        The bad news doesn't stop there in a few circumstances. You could face legal action, and the media you utilized without authorization could pursue you in court. If you lose the case, you could face significant legal bills as well as a hefty penalties. Great moments.