All live streams are scanned for matches to third-party content, including copyrighted content in the form of another live broadcast.
When third-party content is identified, a placeholder image may replace your live stream. You’ll be warned to stop streaming the third-party content. If you comply with this warning and address the issues, your stream can continue.
If the third-party content remains in your stream, your live stream will be temporarily interrupted or terminated. Your stream can also be terminated if you get a copyright or Community Guidelines strike.
Restore live streaming access
If your live stream stops, check your YouTube Studio dashboard for strikes. If you fix the issues listed, your access to live streaming can be restored. Learn more about resolving restrictions on live streaming.
Live stream licensed third-party content
If you’ve licensed third-party content to use in your stream, ask the owner of the content to whitelist your channel through Content ID.
Without whitelisting, your live stream can be interrupted even if you’ve licensed the third-party content. It can also be interrupted if you restrict your stream to territories where you own all the necessary rights to the content.
Content ID claims on archived live streams
Content ID claims are only made after you complete your live streams, if you decide to archive the video. Learn more about Content ID claims.