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What Happens After a Youtube Content ID Dispute

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After you submit your dispute, the copyright owner has 30 days to respond. During this time, the claim will be temporarily released. If they don’t respond within 30 days, their claim on your video will expire, and you don’t need to do anything.

There are a few things that the copyright owner can do after you dispute:

  • Release the claim: If they agree with your dispute, they can choose to release their claim. If you were previously monetizing the video, your monetization settings will be restored automatically when all claims on your video are released.
  • Uphold the claim: If they believe their claim is still valid, they can choose to uphold it. If you feel it was mistakenly upheld, you may be able to appeal their decision.
  • Take down your video: They can submit a copyright takedown request to remove your video from YouTube, which means you’ll get a copyright strike on your account.

While your dispute is active, two things may happen to your monetization depending on the policy that the Content ID claimant has set for the claim: 

  • If the policy is set to block or track, this policy will be temporarily lifted until your dispute is resolved. During this time, your video will not be monetized.
  • If you have monetization enabled on your video and the claimant wishes to monetize their claim on the video as well, we will continue to show ads on it and hold the earnings separately. As soon as the dispute is resolved, we’ll pay the revenue earned during the dispute to the appropriate party. Learn more about monetization during a Content ID dispute.