How to Remove and Fix Copyright Claims on YouTube

Lift copyright claims to unlock your creativity!

Dealing with copyright claims on YouTube can be frustrating, as they restrict your ability to express your creativity and publish content.

Knowing exactly how to remove or fix copyright claims on YouTube is essential to ensuring freedom of expression.

So, if you find yourself stuck with a copyright claim on your video, read below to regain your artistic freedom.

how to remove and fix copyright claim on youtube

How to Remove and Fix Copyright Claims on YouTube

Here are some effective methods given to remove and fix copyright claims on YouTube in your mobile phone: 

Method 1: Trim Claimed Content

If you receive a copyright claim for specific content in your YouTube video, you have the option to easily remove it by editing the video.

YouTube provides a feature called trimming, which allows you to remove the claimed segment from the video.

1. Navigate to the YT Studio application on your Android device.

Note: If you don’t have this application, download it from the Google Play Store before performing these steps.

2. Tap on the Content option.

3. From here, select the copyright claim video and tap on Restrictions Copyright.

4. Now, tap on Review issues > Video is blocked in some territories.

5. From the Actions you can take section, tap on Trim out segment.

trim out segment

Now, trim out the segment of your video that has a copyright ID claim.

Method 2: Replace Claimed Content

Like the trimming option, you have another potential choice to replace claimed content.

But this only lets you replace the song or audio.

You can find the new non-copyrighted audio track from YouTube Audio Library to be played in place of copyrighted music.

However, it is important to note that if you have any additional soundtracks in the video, they will be removed from the video as well.

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Method 3: Mute Claimed Content

If you have received a copyright claim on your audio, you can mute it in your video.

However, muting the audio will only remove the claimed songs and no other audio elements like sound effects and dialog.

1. To mute the music you can follow Steps 1-4 from Method 1.

2. Now, tap on the Mute segment option.

choose mute segment

We recommend you be careful with the content you use and avoid copyright claims on YouTube in the first place.

How to Remove Copyright Claim on YouTube Without Trimming

Sometimes, copyright holders may mistakenly file a claim on a video due to misidentification.

In that case, it’s become essential to take immediate action.

Fortunately, YouTube provides an option to dispute a copyright claim and have it removed without having to trim the video.

1. Go to the Actions you can take section and tap on Dispute.

2. Tap on My dispute isn’t based on any of these reasons > Next.

3. From the Reason for dispute, select the desired reason and tap on Next.

4. Now, select Continue with the dispute and tap on Next.

tap on Continue with the dispute

5. Check the box given next to The content claimed in my video is my original creation and doesn’t include anyone else’s work option and tap on Next.

6. Now, give proof of ownership.

7. On the Review and confirm section, select all the options.

8. Enter your full legal name in the Signature section and tap on Submit.

tap on Submit

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How to Dispute a Copyright Claim on YouTube

Disputing a copyright claim helps creators challenge the copyright holder and defend their right to use the content.

If you believe the claim made on your YouTube video is incorrect, you can follow the steps given in the previous heading to remove the copyright claim without trimming.

What Happens if my Dispute is Rejected?

If your dispute is rejected, the copyright claim made against your video will remain on your video.

This can impact your ability to earn money from your video, as the claimant may choose to monetize it instead.

However, there is still an opportunity for you to appeal the decision on your video if you are confident that the claim is invalid or unjustified.

Also, it is important to note that even during the online dispute process, the claimant still can submit a copyright takedown request at any time.

What is the Difference Between the Dispute and Escalate to Appeal Options?

The dispute and escalate options are both used when someone claims copyright on your video.


When you receive a copyright claim on your video, you have the option to dispute it.

The claimant then has 30 days to respond to the dispute.

Within these days if they choose to reject your dispute, you can appeal their decision within 7 days.

If the copyright holder rejects your dispute, they can either take it down or keep it up with an advertisement on it.

Escalate to Appeal:

If your video is blocked due to the content ID claims, you have the option to Escalate straight to the appeal option.

With this option, you don’t need to wait for the initial dispute process.

Instead, it gives 7 days to respond to help resolve the issue more quickly.

However, if the claimant rejects your appeal, they can remove your video by submitting a copyright takedown request.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. Can a video have more than one content ID claim on it?

Ans. Yes, it is possible for a video to have more than one content ID claim on it, indicating that different copyright holders claim ownership over different segments of the video. However, it is important to note that a video can also receive multiple takedown requests, which are different from content ID claims. But when it comes to copyright strikes, it can only have one strike at a time.

Q2. Can I cancel a dispute after it’s submitted?

Ans. No, it is not possible to cancel a dispute once it is submitted. This is because once the dispute is made, it goes through a review and investigation process by the YouTube team. Canceling a dispute may be seen as an attempt to abuse the system. Therefore, it is advisable to carefully fill out all the details and provide a valid reason before submitting a dispute.

Q3. Is it copyright infringement if you give credit?

Ans. Yes! While giving credit to the copyright owner acknowledges the creator’s work, it doesn’t automatically prevent copyright infringement. This means simply giving credit doesn’t grant you the legal right to use someone else’s copyrighted work.

Removing a copyright claim on YouTube can ensure that the platform remains diverse and engaging.

Try out these effective methods to fix a copyright claim on YouTube.

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