YouTube Operations Guide

View your claims

These features are only available to partners who use YouTube Studio Content Manager.

By claiming content, you’re indicating that you own exclusive rights to distribute that content online in the countries/regions where your policies apply.

In Studio Content Manager, claims are grouped by individual video, known collectively as claimed videos, so you can manage all claims on a video at once.

To view your claims:

  1. Sign in to Studio Content Manager.
  2. From the left menu, select Claimed videos .
  3. To refine the list, click the filter bar and then Claim status.
  4. Check the box next to one or more claim statuses: Active, Potential, Disputed, Appealed, Inactive, Pending, Takedown, Delayed Takedown, and Takedown under review.
  5. Click APPLY.
Note:
  • Additional filters will appear under each claim status you select. Learn about them in the More info on claim statuses section below.
  • More than one claim status can apply to a claimed video.

More info on claim statuses

Active claim

Active claims are claims associated with your Content Manager account that are currently active.

Under the Active claim filter, you can select the extra filter Dispute reinstated. You'll get a list of your active claims that were disputed by a user, then the dispute was reinstated by you.

Potential claim

Potential claims are claims that are not active yet because they’re waiting for your review. 

If you want to filter within your potential claims, you can select from these extra filters:

  • Routed to review: Claims that need a manual review based on your Studio Content Manager setting or a match policy. Learn more about routing claims to manual review.
  • Short match: Claims routed to review because the matching video was short in length.
  • Video uploaded by another Content Manager user: Claims requiring review because another Content Manager user uploaded the matching content.
  • Low confidence: Claims requiring review because Content ID considered the content to be a low confidence match.
  • Violate YouTube monetization policy: Claims requiring review due to a possibility that the claim may violate a YouTube monetization policy.
  • Retroactive block: Low confidence block claims made on videos after they've already been uploaded to YouTube. This may be caused by a late reference delivery or Content ID improvements.
Disputed claim

Disputed claims are claims that the uploader of the claimed video has disputed. YouTube will not enforce a disputed claim until you’ve reviewed it.

You can filter your disputed claims by the uploader's reason for disputing, which they selected when filing their dispute:

  • Copyrighted material is misidentified: Disputes filed because the uploader claims the content claimed in their video was mistakenly identified.
  • Fair use: Disputes filed because the uploader claims to have significantly transformed the content claimed in their video or claims their video is protected by fair use, fair dealing, or similar exceptions to copyright.
  • Authorized: Disputes filed because the uploader claims to have permission or a license to use the content claimed in their video.
  • Original content: Disputes filed because the uploader claims the content is their original content and they own all the rights to it.
  • Public Domain Disputes filed because the uploader claims the content claimed in their video is in the public domain and is no longer protected by copyright.
Appealed claim

Appealed claims are claims that the uploader of the claimed video is appealing after their original disputed claim was reinstated by you.

You can filter your appealed claims by the uploader's reason for appealing, which they selected when filing their appeal:

  • Copyrighted material is misidentified: Appeals filed because the uploader claims the content claimed in their video was mistakenly identified.
  • Fair use: Appeals filed because the uploader claims to have significantly transformed the content claimed in their video or claims their video is protected by fair use, fair dealing, or similar exceptions to copyright.
  • Authorized: Appeals filed because the uploader claims to have permission or a license to use the content claimed in their video.
  • Original content: Appeals filed because the uploader claims the content is their original content and they own all the rights to it.
  • Public Domain Appeals filed because the uploader claims the content claimed in their video is in the public domain and is no longer protected by copyright.
Inactive claim

Inactive claims are claims that are no longer active.

If you want to filter within your inactive claims, you can select from these extra filters:

  • Review expired: Potential claims that weren’t reviewed within 30 days. You can reclaim inactive potential claims to make them active again.
  • Video removed by uploader: Claims that became inactive because the user deleted a video. Only the latest deleted videos are shown, not all videos deleted in the past.
  • Counter-noticed by user: Claims released after a user successfully submitted counter notification. Learn more about counter notifications.
  • Asset transfer request: Claims released as a result of asset ownership transfer. Learn more about asset ownership transfers.
  • Channel allowlisted: Claims released after a channel that uploaded a claimed video was added to your allowlist. Learn more about channels exempt from Content ID claims.
  • Dispute resolution: Claims manually released after the user disputed them or automatically released after the disputed claim expired.
  • Video modified: Claims released after the user edited the copyrighted content. Learn more about removing claimed content from videos.
  • Closed manually by partner: Claims that were not part of a dispute process and were manually released by a user of your Content Manager. Claims can be released at any time. Learn more about releasing claims.
  • Reference removed or excluded: Claims released due to manual partner exclusions on the reference, the reference being deactivated, or the reference segment being marked as suspicious.
  • Replaced by another claim: Claims released when a better match was found and a new claim was created that replaced it.
  • Ownership removed from asset: Claims released after ownership was removed from an asset. Learn more about updating asset ownership.
  • Closed (no AdSense): Claims released after the AdSense account was deactivated.
  • Closed (no monetization): Claim released after monetization was turned off.
  • Closed (own video match): Claims automatically released because the channel owner is an owner of the match claim.
Pending claim

Pending claims are claims that depend on another party reviewing their disputed or potential claim. You can’t act on these claims until the other party has reviewed theirs. Pending claims may be the result of:

  • Embedded assets
    • Music Publishers may have a composition asset embedded in a Sound Recording and there could be a potential claim made by this Sound Recording.
    • Publishers can view the claim with annotation “Pending (other owners)” but can't act on it.
  • Multiple asset owners and route to review policies
    • If the claim is pending review by other owners, any single partner accepting it will make the claim active for all parties.
    • If one partner releases the pending claim, then all partners need to confirm it so it can be released.
  • Invalid reference waiting for review
    • Invalid references can be reviewed from the Issues  page:
      • In the filter bar , click Status and thenWaiting on.
      • Select filter  and then Issue Type and then Invalid Reference.
Takedown claim
Takedown claims are claims on videos that have been taken down because of a takedown request. Learn more about takedown requests.
Delayed takedown
Delayed takedown refers to claims on videos that a takedown request has scheduled the removal of. Copyright owners can issue delayed takedown requests that give a video uploader 7 days before the video gets removed. Learn more about delayed takedown requests.
Takedown under review
Takedown under review refers to claims on videos that are part of a takedown request the YouTube team is currently reviewing. Learn more about takedown requests.

 

Keep in mind:

When a channel linked to your Content Manager uploads a video that gets a copyright claim:

  • Any 1st party claims (“uploader claims”) stay active unless manually closed by the uploader or closed due to video deletion.
  • Match policies associated with the claim aren't applied until the third-party Content ID claim is resolved (except for any geo-fencing block policies the uploader set before the third-party claim).

When you claim a video uploaded by another channel:

  • Any 1st party claims (“uploader claims”) stay active unless manually closed by the uploader or closed due to video deletion. However, only certain videos will be monetized on the uploader’s side, such as videos eligible for the cover revenue sharing.

Note: To view the monetization status of a video, check the Videos page.

 

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