Responding to YouTube Copyright Claims
YouTube uses a system called Content ID that helps copyright owners protect their music. When you upload a new video to your channel, YouTube automatically checks for matching music in its Content ID database. If it finds a match, you may get a copyright claim.
If you have received a copyright claim from YouTube for a video that includes Adobe Stock music tracks, you will need to submit a license code for each Adobe Stock music track used in the video.
A license code was provided when the music track was initially licensed. You can also find the license code for any music track you’ve licensed on your License History page. Here’s how:
1. Go to stock.adobe.com and log in. Select your account by clicking your name in the upper right corner.
2. Select License History from the list.
3. In the License History list, find the desired music track and click the Info icon in the License column. The number that appears is the license validation code.
4. Click the Copy button to save the license code to your clipboard.
1. Go to YouTube, click your account icon in the upper right corner, and select YouTube Studio.
2. On the left side of the page, select Videos. The page lists videos you’ve uploaded to your channel. In the Restrictions column, you’ll see if a video is flagged with a copyright claim. You’ll need to provide a license code for each Adobe Stock music track contained in any video that has a copyright claim.
3. Hover your cursor over Copyright claim and a dialog box appears. Click SEE DETAILS.
4. In the popup window, click SELECT ACTION.
5. In the menu that appears, click Dispute.
6. In the next screen, click the checkbox next to this text: My dispute isn’t based on any of the reasons above. I would still like to dispute this Content ID claim. Then click CONTINUE.
7. On the next screen, click License and then click CONTINUE.
8. In the next screen, click the checkbox next to this text: I have permission to use the content from the copyright owner. Then click CONTINUE.
9. In the final YouTube screen, paste the license code into the text box. IMPORTANT: Enter only the code for the song used in the video. Do not add any other codes or any other text – this will delay clearing your video. After entering the appropriate license code, click the three checkboxes below it and type your name into the Signature box. Finally, click SUBMIT and you’re done!The copyright claim should be cleared shortly.