If any copyright owner finds their copyright-protected content on YouTube without their authorization, they can submit a copyright takedown request. If the takedown is valid, the uploader’s channel gets a copyright strike.
What happens if my content is removed because of a copyright takedown?
When your content is removed due to a copyright takedown request, a copyright strike is applied to your channel.
Content ID claims
What happens if my content gets a Content ID claim?
A Content ID claim results in one of the following actions, depending on the copyright owner's Content ID settings:
- Blocks content from being viewed.
- Monetizes content by running ads on it and sometimes sharing revenue with the uploader.
- Tracks the viewership statistics on the content.
Keep in mind that any of these actions can be geography-specific. For example, a video can be monetized in one country/region and blocked or tracked in a different country/region.
Usually, copyright owners using Content ID choose to track or monetize content, not block it. When content is tracked or monetized, it stays viewable on YouTube, even with an active Content ID claim on it.