Managing your content library

The articles in this section are for partners who use YouTube's content management system to manage their copyrighted content. You upload content to the content management system to create assets, with each asset representing representing the rights embodied in a copyrighted work, such as a sound recording, music video, or composition. Videos that contain copyrighted works are then linked to each asset by a claim that asserts ownership on the content within the video. The claim links a video to a particular asset and applies a policy (monetize, block, track) specified by the asset owner(s).

If you are enabled for Content ID matching, YouTube compares videos uploaded to YouTube against reference files for your assets.

Getting Started

Setting up your account

Content ID

Uploading content



To Dos

Claiming videos