The easiest way to file a complaint is to use our copyright removal webform.
Copyright takedown notifications must include the following elements. Without this information, we won't be able to take action on your request:
1. Your contact information
You'll need to provide information that will allow us and the uploader(s) of any video(s) that you remove to contact you regarding your complaint, such as an email address, physical address or telephone number.
2. A description of your work that you believe has been infringed
In your complaint, make sure that you clearly and completely describe the copyrighted content that you're seeking to protect. If multiple copyrighted works are covered in your complaint, the law allows a representative list of such works.
3. Each allegedly infringing video's specific URL
Your complaint must contain the specific URL of the video that you believe infringes your rights, or we won't be able to find and remove it. General information about the video, such as a channel URL or username, is inadequate. Please include the URL(s) of the exact video(s). The URL should be in the following format: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxxxxxxxxxx
4. You must agree to and include the following statement:
'I believe in good faith that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent or the law'.
5. And the following statement:
'The information in this notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, I am the owner, or an agent authorised to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed'.
6. Your signature
Complete complaints require the physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a representative authorised to act on their behalf. To satisfy this requirement, you may enter your full legal name (a first and last name, not a company name) to act as your signature at the bottom of your complaint.
You may contact us via email, post or fax; make sure that you include the requirements above.