Requirements for copyright removal requests: 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, a copyright strike is applied to the uploader's channel.

To submit a copyright removal request 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.

Keep in mind
  • You can’t submit a copyright removal request for an entire channel. But, if you believe that channel elements, such as a channel’s description, infringe on your copyright, you can submit a removal request following the requirements below.
  • 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.
Do not submit false information. Misuse of our processes, such as submitting fraudulent documentation, may result in the termination of your account or other legal consequences.

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

 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:

Content type 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 and thenright-click the address bar and then Copy.

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

Go to channel's About section and then right-click the address bar and then Copy.

Clips www.youtube.com/clip/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Click the clip's title and then right-click the address bar and then Copy.
Video Comments www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxxxxxxxxx&lc=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Click the posted date above the comment (page will reload) and then right-click the address bar and then Copy.
Post Comments www.youtube.com/channel/xxxxxxxxxxx/community?lc=xxxxxxxxxxxx&lb=xxxxxxxxxxxx Click the posted date above the comment (page will reload) and then right-click the address bar and then Copy.
Community posts https://www.youtube.com/post/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Click the posted date of the community post (page will reload) and then right-click the address bar and then Copy.
Membership badges, emoji, or creator's perk descriptions Beginning with yt3.ggpht.com/xxxxx Right-click the image and then Copy Image Address

Also include the channel URL:

www.youtube.com/channel/UCxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

OR

www.youtube.com/user/xxxxxxxxx

Go to the channel page and thenright-click the address bar and then Copy.
Playlist descriptions

www.youtube.com/playlist?list=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Click the playlist title and then right-click the address bar and then Copy.

Profile pictures
Super Stickers Beginning with lh3.googleusercontent.com/xxxxx Click the dollar sign  in a live chat and then Super Sticker and then right-click image and then Copy Image Address.

Also include the channel URL:

www.youtube.com/channel/UCxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

OR

www.youtube.com/user/xxxxxxxxx

Go to the channel page and then right-click the address bar and then Copy.

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.

Send all the required information above in the body of an email (not as an attachment) to copyright@youtube.com or send it by fax or postal mail.

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