How To Beat a YouTube Copyright Claim Every Time [Ep. #50]

Dealing with YouTube copyright strikes and Content ID matches are some of the most annoying part about being a YouTube creator, especially when your use of copyrighted material is completely fair use. But beating those YouTube copyright claims can also be intimidating with all that legal jargon and warnings they give you whenever you go through the appeal process.

Chad Wild Clay has beaten over 128 copyright claims on his channel and joins us in this episode to share his step-by-step process for beating YouTube copyright claims when you have legal permission to use copyrighted material or your use of the material falls under fair use. If you follow his steps you should beat copyright claims on YouTube every time.

– Chad Wild Clay on YouTube
– Chad Wild Clay on Twitter
– “Copyright Abuse & How to Beat False Claims By Chad Wild Clay
Kunkle Law
Jonathan Katz


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  1. Miss Faberge January 26, 2017 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Question: Do copyright issues/rules/restrictions apply to videos that are not monetized? CAZ

    • Tim Schmoyer January 26, 2017 at 1:07 pm - Reply

      Yes, it still applies. Just because you’re not earning money on someone else’s content doesn’t mean you have permission to use it.

  2. Tech With Brett February 3, 2017 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Loved this one! Answered so many questions that I had.

  3. freddy August 16, 2018 at 6:26 am - Reply

    some uploader who are not the author, or the artist or not from any labeled studio claim the free contain on other videos.
    what should i do to prevent it ?
    i am uploading a buddha sutra/mantra that not belong to anyone because it has no artist who sing it, no labeled studio published it.
    i even create the video myself with a free downloaded images and uploaded it from video app.
    but somehow some uploader claim my video, which that are completely different from what they upload but the text / lyric
    and it funny that someone who didnt has any copyright claimed other video

  4. Sir Hawk the Ranger August 30, 2018 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    I got a copyright claim about an Arabic song and the 36 seconds of the video that supposedly have this song in it are completely silent because I was away and my Mic was turned off. Even after disputing it because no one can have a copyright on silence, the company (RE Media) still rejected my disbute. How do I get a real person to look at this section of my video and see there is no music on the video at all? I have the feeling these guys aren’t going to leave me alone with this fraudulent copyright claim. Thanks, great POD Cast!

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