Q: Can I manually submit a copyright claim?

Yes, here’s how you can report a video that hasn’t been copyrighted yet.

From your Dashboard, navigate to ‘Analytics’, then select the ‘UGC Details’ tab, choose the creator, then click which video you’d like to review. You’ll be able to see the video meta-data, at the bottom of the page you see “Don’t see a video that has your exclusive copy rights? Click here to report the video”, click “here”. Copy and paste the video URL into the bar and click submit.

Please keep in mind that claims which are manually submitted are reviewed on a monthly basis, so there may be a delay in protecting your video. However, if content IDing the video is high priority, submit the video through the YouTube Video Claim Submission tool and create a support ticket to alert our Digital Rights team.

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