Did you know that you can pretty much release a YouTube content ID claim yourself? If you didn’t, we’re about to tell you how you can!

If you share videos on YouTube, whether it’s vlogs, music videos, commercials, or anything else, you may be familiar with content ID claims. These are sometimes referred to as copyright claims. You might also have heard of the dreaded copyright strike, which is slightly different and more serious than a claim.

Getting copyright claims on your videos is a pain. It can cause you to miss out on monetisation, plus it’s always kind of annoying getting those unwanted notifications. If you use Synchedin for royalty free music, you can actually start the claims release process yourself. That means no need to email anyone, no need to wait for responses (although we’re proud to say we always get back to you in under 48 hours), you can enjoy the full claims control any time.

How to Dispute a Content ID Claim

Disputing claims is really straightforward, so you don’t have to take a chunk of time out of your day sorting it out. Here’s the step-by-step process for disputing a claim, from YouTube itself:

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left-hand menu, select Content.
  3. Find the video with the claim that you want to dispute. To refine the list, click the filter bar and select the filter Copyright claims.
  4. In the ‘Restrictions’ column, hover over ‘Copyright claim’ and click SEE DETAILS.
    Click SELECT ACTIONS and then Dispute.

When disputing a claim, simply enter the license key for the track that has caused the claim. With this information, the claim can be released by our official content ID partner, without any further details required. Easy!

It’s worth noting that even when you use royalty free music, content ID claims can still be generated. This is because the music is still copyrighted, and there is a copyright holder for it. Because Synchedin offers full claims control, we can release claims quickly, reducing any inconvenience to you.