If you’ve ever received a copyright strike on YouTube, you know how frustrating it can be. A copyright strike is when your video is taken down because of an alleged copyright infringement.
This can happen if you use copyrighted music or images in your video without permission. It can also happen if you upload someone else’s video without their permission. Copyright strikes can be a real pain, but are they permanent?
Copyright strikes are not permanent, but they can have a lasting impact on your channel. A copyright strike will stay on your channel for 90 days. After that, it will be removed from your channel’s record.
However, if you get three copyright strikes, your account will be permanently terminated. This means that all of your videos will be deleted and you will no longer be able to upload videos to YouTube.
Getting a copyright strike can also impact your ability to monetize your videos. YouTube prohibits channels with copyright strikes from running ads on their videos. This means that you won’t be able to make money from your videos until the copyright strike is removed from your channel.
How to Avoid Copyright Strikes
The best way to avoid copyright strikes is to be proactive about ensuring that you have the necessary permissions in place before using any copyrighted material. This includes everything from images and videos to music and articles. Do not use pictures from a web search, do not add video or music that you did not properly license. There are numerous sites that you can purchase proper rights and some that have royalty free licenses. When in doubt, err on the side of caution and obtain express permission from the copyright holder before using their material.
If you have additional questions about copyright strikes or about copyright law in general, please do not hesitate to contact us for guidance and advice. To schedule an Initial Discovery Session, call us at (888) 666-0062 or click here to schedule online.
DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this article is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice or a substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney.