Who claimed my video?

Want to learn more about the copyright owner who claimed material in your video through Content ID? You can find info about them in YouTube Studio.

Where to look

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Content.
  3. In the Restrictions column, if a video has a claim on it, it will be labeled Copyright claim.
    • To view only videos with claims, click Filter and then Copyright claims.
  4. Find the video you want and hover over Copyright claim and then SEE DETAILS.
  5. Look under the Copyright owners section to find out who claimed the video.
    • Under the Content found during section, you can click the timestamp to play the segment claimed by Content ID.
    • If more than one copyrighted work was found in your video, there may be multiple timestamps.

Who is the copyright owner?

The copyright owner who claimed content in your video may be a television network, movie studio, website, recording artist, record label, or other third party who owns or is authorized to manage the rights to the content.

While you might not recognize the owner, it doesn’t necessarily mean their claim is invalid.

Sometimes, you’ll get claims from several different copyright owners for different pieces of content you used in your video. You could also get several claims for the same piece of content from companies that own rights in different countries/regions.

If "one or more music publishing rights collecting societies" has claimed your video, you may want to learn more about collective rights management.

YouTube didn’t claim your video and can’t mediate your copyright dispute with the company that did. If you believe that a Content ID claim on your video was made in error, you can dispute it.

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