Support KB Category: Legal, Safety, and Copyright

How to manage your copyrights on YouTube

Submit a copyright takedown notice

If you believe your copyright-protected work was posted on YouTube without authorization, you may submit a copyright infringement notification. These requests should only be submitted by the copyright owner or an agent authorized to act on the owner’s behalf.

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Support for users affected by copyright claims

Understand the copyright claim on your video

Need help understanding a copyright issue with your video? Follow the steps below to learn what you can do to resolve it.

Step 1: Look up the status of your video

Go to your copyright notices and select the text that appears next to your video:

Learn about copyright on YouTube

What is Copyright?

When a person creates an original work that is fixed in a physical medium, he or she automatically owns copyright to the work. The owner has the exclusive right to use the work in certain, specific ways.

Which types of work are subject to copyright?

Copyright and rights management

Enforcement support for content owners, along with helpful information, troubleshooting, and next steps for users affected by rights claims.

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Privacy and safety settings

Disable or enable Restricted Mode

Restricted Mode is an opt-in setting available on the computer and mobile site that helps screen out potentially objectionable content that you may prefer not to see or don’t want others in your family to stumble across while enjoying YouTube. You can think of this as a parental control setting …

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Safety Center

Privacy and safety settings Protecting your privacy

If someone has posted your personal information or uploaded a video of you without your consent, start by contacting the uploader and asking them to remove the content.

If you can’t reach an agreement with the uploader, or if you are uncomfortable contacting them, you can request removal …

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Reporting Center

Flagging content

We rely on YouTube community members to flag content that they find inappropriate.

YouTube staff review flagged videos 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and videos that violate our Community Guidelinesare removed from YouTube. Videos that may not be appropriate for all younger audiences are age-restricted.

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Legal Policies

Trademark

A trademark is a word, symbol, or combination that identifies the source of a product and distinguishes it from other products. A trademark is specifically acquired by a company or other entity through a legal process and once acquired gives the owner exclusive rights to the trademark usage with respect to those goods.

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Policy Center

Legal Policies Protecting your privacy

If someone has posted your personal information or uploaded a video of you without your consent, start by contacting the uploader and asking them to remove the content.

If you can’t reach an agreement with the uploader, or if you are uncomfortable contacting them, you can request removal of content …

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Policies, safety, and reporting

Your central resource to learn about YouTube’s policies, safety practices, and reporting tools. To learn more about YouTube’s guiding principles, read our Community Guidelines.

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