Requirements for copyright infringement notifications: Non-video content

You can request the removal of non-video content, such as a channel banner image, if you believe this content infringes on your copyright. If the content is removed, the uploader will get a copyright infringement notification from YouTube.

To request a copyright infringement notification for non-video content, you must include the required info listed below. Without this info, we can’t proceed with your request. 

Submit this info in the body of an email (not in an attachment) to copyright@youtube.com or via fax or postal mail.

For videos, the easiest way to request the removal of a video you believe infringes on your copyright is by using our webform. Our webform doesn’t support requests to remove non-video content.

 1. Your contact info

YouTube and the uploader of the content you’re requesting to remove may need to get in touch with you about your request. In your request, include one or more of the following: 

  • Your email address
  • Your physical address
  • Your telephone number

2. Description of your copyrighted work 

In your request, make sure you clearly and completely describe your copyrighted non-video content you’re trying to protect.

If you believe more than one of your copyrighted works have been infringed, the law allows a representative list of these works to be included in your request.

3. Specific URLs of the content in question

Your request must include specific links to the non-video content you believe infringes your rights. Links must be sent in a specific URL format. General information such as channel name or channel URL is not adequate.

Find the valid URL formats for reporting allegedly infringing non-video content below:

Type of content Valid URL format Where to find the URL
Channel banner images

www.youtube.com/channel/UCxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

or

www.youtube.com/user/xxxxxxxxx

Go to the channel page of the channel in question.

Right-click the address bar and select Copy.

Channel descriptions www.youtube.com/user/xxxxxxxxx/about

Go to the About section of the channel in question.

Right-click the address bar and select Copy.

Playlist descriptions www.youtube.com/playlist?list=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Click the title of the playlist in question. 

Right-click the address bar and select Copy.

Comments www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxxxxxxxxx&lc=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Click the posted date above the comment in question. 

After the page reloads, right-click the address bar and select Copy.

Community posts https://www.youtube.com/post/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Click the posted date of the community post in question. 

After the page reloads, right-click the address bar and select Copy.

Membership badges, emoji, or creator's perk descriptions Beginning with yt3.ggpht.com/xxxxx

Right-click the image in question and select Copy Image Address.

Include the channel URL:

 
www.youtube.com/channel/UCxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

or

www.youtube.com/user/xxxxxxxxx

Go to the channel page of the channel in question. 

Right-click the address bar and select Copy.

Super Stickers Beginning with lh3.googleusercontent.com/xxxxx Click the dollar sign  in a live chat and select Super Sticker.

Right-click the image in question and select Copy Image Address.

Include the channel URL:

www.youtube.com/channel/UCxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

or

www.youtube.com/user/xxxxxxxxx

Go to the channel page of the channel in question. 

Right-click the address bar and select Copy.
 

Clips www.youtube.com/clip/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Click the title of the clip in question.

Right-click the address bar and select Copy.
Note: Google hosts the profile pictures that appear on YouTube channels. For this content, you need to use Google’s webform to submit your removal request.

4. Agree to and include the following two statements:

“I have a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.”

"The information in this notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”

5. Your signature

Complete removal requests need the physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or an agent authorized to act on their behalf.

To meet this requirement, the copyright owner or authorized agent may enter their full legal name as their signature at the bottom of the request. A full legal name should be a first and last name, not a company name.

Include the info above in the body of an email (not in an attachment) to copyright@youtube.com. You can also submit your request via fax or postal mail.
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