hey creators let’s talk about YouTube copyright match tool a feature that helps you protect your original content and manage your copyright options first let’s walk through how the copyright match tool works
YouTube Copyright match tool
the YouTube Copyright Match Tool helps protect your content by automatically finding videos that are the same or very similar to your own and giving you choices for what to do with them it uses the same matching technology as content id but it’s easier to manage and requires fewer resources there are three ways to gain access to the YouTube Copyright Match Tool
1st if you’re in the youtube partner program
2nd if you’ve been granted access through the copyright management tools application
3rd if you’ve removed a video through the copyright takedown request form if you’re in the youtube partner program or were granted access through the copyright management tools application
the copyright match tool will scan for full reuploads of all your videos on other youtube channels generally the tool uses the earliest upload date as a way to know which user to show matches to so it’s important you’re the first one to upload the content to youtube note that the tool will look for matches for all of your public unlisted and private videos the YouTube Copyright Match Tool is also available to any creator who submitted a valid copyright takedown request through our web form once your removal request is approved. Read More about Use the Copyright Match Tool – YouTube Help – Google Support
The YouTube Copyright Match Tool will start scanning youtube uploads for potential matches note that in this case the tool will specifically look only for matches of the video or videos that you submitted the take down request for now let’s walk through how you can review your matches and what actions you can take to see if you have any matches go to youtube studio and then copyright if you do have matches you’ll see them in the matches tab note if you don’t see this tab it either means you aren’t eligible for the tool or that we haven’t detected any matches of your content if you do have matches to review.
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we’ll show you some information about the matches like view count of the video when it was uploaded subscriber count of the channel who uploaded the potential match and the percent that the upload matches your original video you can filter matches by total views or by the number of subscribers the other uploader has note that the YouTube Copyright Match Tool is meant to find full or nearly full matches to your videos so if someone used a short clip of your How to starting ecommerce business from scratch and Continue
video it may not be surfaced also keep in mind that just because we found a matching video doesn’t mean it’s infringing on your copyright it’s your responsibility to review each matching video to determine whether it’s valid and to consider if fair use fair dealing or other copyright exceptions apply before submitting a takedown request.
if you do find a match and want to take action you have three choices archive request removal or contact channel archive removes the match from your matches tab and moves them to the archive tab the matching video itself isn’t deleted or affected request removal opens our takedown web form so you can submit a takedown request for the matching video there are two takedown options scheduled which sends the uploaded a seven day notice or standard which requests immediate removal once the takedown is validated note that when you fill out the takedown form you’ll also have the option to automatically prevent copies of your video from being uploaded to YouTube which means they won’t show in the YouTube copyright match tool as matches but rather will be automatically prevented from being uploaded in the first place after submitting
your takedown request you can track it in your removal requests tab once the request status shows as resolved you can check if there were any matches by clicking into the expanded view of the original removal request and then view matches to see a filtered view of potential matches for that particular piece of content and finally contact channel.
Lets you send an email notice to the uploaded of the matching video the email is pre-written for you and lets the re-uploader know that you’ve noticed your content in their video it also gives them your email address in case they want to continue the conversation with you you can find past emails you’ve sent in your messages tab note that if you want to archive or request removal in bulk you can do so by checking the box next to multiple videos to help you stay updated when new matches are found we’ll send you bell notifications on your channel page to alert you note that misuse of the copyright match tool may result in loss of feature access or termination of your youtube account or partnership misuse includes intentional or repeated abuse of the copyright takedown process for more information on the copyright match tool check out the help center article linked in the description thanks for watching