My YouTube account was terminated
YouTube accounts may be terminated due to:
- Repeated violation of the Community Guidelines or Terms of Service
- A single case of severe abuse (such as predatory behavior or spam)
- Repeated claims of copyright infringement
If your account was terminated due to claims of copyright infringement and you believe the copyright claims against your account are improper or invalid, you may file a DMCA counter-notification. This process is still available for terminated users - access to your account is not necessary.
For more information on the counter-notification process, please visit the Copyright Center. Please note that there may be adverse legal consequences to filing a false counter-notification.
If your account has been terminated and you are unsure why, you can request more information via this form.