What is a scheduled copyright takedown request?

If a copyright owner identifies that you've posted their copyright-protected work on YouTube without authorization, they may schedule a takedown request for your video. If the copyright owner issues a delayed copyright takedown request, you’ll have 7 days before the targeted content is removed.

During this 7-day period, there are a few different actions you can take:

  • Do nothing. You can wait for the takedown request to take effect in 7 days. At that point, the video will be removed and a copyright strike will be applied to your account. A video can receive multiple Content ID claims or takedown requests, but can only get one copyright strike at a time.
  • Delete your video. If you remove your video before 7 days are up, your video will be off the site, but your channel won't get a copyright strike.
  • Reach out to the content owner who requested the removal of your video. Learn more about retractions of copyright infringement claims.
  • If the delayed takedown request was a result of your appeal of a Content ID claim, you can cancel your appeal within 7 days. This prevents the takedown and keeps the claim active on your video. Learn more about disputing a Content ID claim.

After 7 days, when YouTube removes the video, your channel will get a copyright strike. Deleting the video at that point will not resolve the strike. Strikes expire after 90 days, but your video won't be reinstated after the strike expires. If it's your first strike, you'll need to complete Copyright School.

At this point, you may also choose to submit a counter notification if you believe your video was mistakenly removed because it was misidentified as infringing, or qualifies as fair use. Learn more about copyright strikes.

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