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Legal Complaints and Court Orders

If you feel that certain content on the site violates your rights or applicable laws, you may submit a legal complaint under our  trademark, defamation, counterfeit, or other legal complaint flows.  If you have a court order against an uploader, you may attach a copy of the court order in response to the autoreply you receive, after you file the applicable legal complaint. Each court order is examined and evaluated on a set of regional and global criteria.

Please note that you also have other resources to bring content to our attention. For example, if you feel the content does not comply with our community guidelines, please flag it. We also encourage you to consider whether the video meets the standards for removal under our privacy or harassment policy before filing a legal complaint.

Circumvention of Technological Measures

When we say circumvention of technological measures, we’re referring to tools that allow users to evade a software’s licensing protocol. This can mean serial numbers, keygens, passwords, and other methods to hack software or games.

What is the difference between CTM and copyright?

CTM is a tool that will give users the means to access software. Copyright is concerned with the depiction of the software or the means to acquire it. If the software’s interface is in the video, or there is a download link to the software in the video or video description, you may wish to file a copyright takedown notice.

A CTM claim is appropriate when the infringed material isn’t present in the video (or directly linked to), but the video offers a way for users to access it illegitimately.

If you believe you have a valid CTM claim, please fill out our webform.

Submit a Circumvention of Technological Measures complaint

 

Captioning

If you've received a notice informing you that your video is in violation of the Communications and Video Accessibility Act,  you may have uploaded content that was originally shown on TV with captions. The CVAA requires that all pre-recorded video programming that is captioned on TV also be captioned on the internet. If you believe you're exempt from the CVAA requirement, you may select a  certification for your content.

If you believe a video is required by the  Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) to contain captions, but the uploader has not made captions available, please submit a request via  webform.

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