Understanding YouTube Copyright Claims

How to understand YouTube copyright claims, copyright strikes and Content ID.

If you are creating content using other people’s music, there are some things you need to know before you get started.

The best place to start is by checking out the YouTube Music Policies page to search for the copyright status of the song you plan to use – https://www.youtube.com/music_policies

Then get familiar with Content ID, Copyright Claims and the potential consequences by check out YouTube’s own video series here – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpjK416fmKwRnRbv72ksHRYEknNSaAFkd

You can also check out these related videos:
How to avoid copyright claims – https://youtu.be/-JZ0wsZk-L0
Cover songs on YouTube – are they legal? – https://youtu.be/UntgATqQtjY
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