Camtasia (Windows): YouTube - A Copyright Owner Using Content ID Claimed Some Material in Your Video

Problem

When using assets purchased from the TechSmith Asset Store in my YouTube video, I receive the following message on YouTube:

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A copyright owner using Content ID claimed some material in your video.

This is just a heads up. Don’t worry. You’re not in trouble and your account standing is not affected by this.

There are either ads running on your video, with the revenue going to the copyright owner, or the copyright owner is receiving stats about your video’s views.

Solution

We (TechSmith) do not create the songs ourselves (we source them from 3rd parties) so other parties may have a copyright claim on the material. In some cases, they (wrongfully) choose to enforce that on YouTube.

If your video is flagged by YouTube as matching a third party claim you will need to dispute the claim through the YouTube dispute process, you will not receive a copyright strike on content ID claims. However, if you dispute the claim without a valid reason the content owner can choose to have the video taken down, if this happens then the account will receive a copyright strike.

When going through the YouTube dispute process be sure to include a copy of your Royalty Free Licensing Agreement that is provided by our music partner.

Royalty Free Licensing Agreement

If you have already disputed the claim through YouTube and are still experiencing difficulty please contact us and provide the following information:

  1. The filename as it appears on our site.
  2. The YouTube link of your video that has received the claim. This is very important - without a link to a specific video (or videos) we cannot move forward in getting the claim released!
  3. The name of the claimant on your video - this is so we know which company to contact directly to get the claim released. You can find the claimant by logging into your YouTube account, clicking on Video Manager, clicking the Matched third party content link next to your video, and looking for the company name under the Claimant heading.