Monetization during Content ID disputes

Videos can earn money during a Content ID dispute if both the video creator and the Content ID claimant want to monetize the video. You can dispute a Content ID claim at any time. If you dispute a claim within 5 days, any revenue from the video will be held, starting with the first day the claim was placed. If you dispute a Content ID claim after 5 days from the original claim date, we'll start holding revenue the date the dispute is made.

Throughout the dispute process, the revenue will be held separately and, once the dispute is resolved, we'll pay it out to the appropriate party.

Here are more details about what happens to video revenue during the Content ID dispute process:

Filing a Content ID dispute

After a Content ID claim is made on your video, you have a few options to respond:

  • Do nothing and let the claim remain on your video: After 5 days from the claim date, any held revenue is released to the claimant.
  • File a dispute within 5 days: Ads will continue to run. All revenue the video earns will be held while the claimant reviews your dispute.
  • File a dispute after 5 days: Revenue from the date the dispute is made will be held while the claimant reviews your dispute.

Learn more about what happens when you dispute a Content ID claim.

Filing a Content ID appeal

If you choose to appeal a reinstated claim or to escalate to appeal, you have a few options:

  • Do nothing and let the claim remain on your video: After 5 days, any held revenue will be released to the claimant.
  • File an appeal within 5 days: Ads will continue to run. All revenue the video earns will be held while the claimant reviews your appeal.
  • File an appeal after 5 days: Revenue from the date the appeal is made will be held while the claimant reviews your appeal.

Learn more about what happens when you appeal a Content ID claim.

Revenue from disputes in YouTube Analytics

If there is an active Content ID claim on your video, and you dispute or appeal it, revenue data for the video won’t show in YouTube Analytics. If the claim is released, revenue data for the dispute time period will be later added to YouTube Analytics. If the claim is resolved earlier in the month, this data should appear between the 10th and 20th of the next month. if the claim is resolved near the end of the month, the data may show up between the 10th and 20th 2 months later.

For example:
  • You disputed a Content ID claim on July 12, and the dispute was resolved in your favor on August 6. Your revenue data for July 12 to August 6 would show in Analytics between September 10 and September 20.
  • You disputed a Content ID claim on August 4, and the dispute was resolved in your favor on August 29. Your revenue data for August 4 to August 29 would show in Analytics between October 10 and October 20.
If you have access to Downloadable Reports in Content Manager, you'll find this info in your Adjustment Report.
You can choose not to monetize your video while it is in dispute, by turning off monetization from the Videos page YouTube Studio.

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