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Someone Is Disputing My Claim On Their Video. What Should I Do?

Once your beats begin matching videos on YouTube, you will begin to see disputes. This is nothing to worry about, and is perfectly normal. Disputes arise when the video owner does not agree that their video should be monetized by us - this could be because they've bought a license to the beat, the audio is not a correct match, etc.

Once a claim is disputed by the video owner, this will show in your Dashboard as Disputed.

In this situation you have two options: Remove/release the claim, or reinstate/uphold the claim. 

Removing the claim will result in you no longer monetizing this video. (You can still monetize other videos using the same beat). We have more info on this here. In many cases, once a claim is released, it cannot be reclaimed.

If you wish to continue monetizing the disputed video, please contact us at within 30 days of the dispute being initiated and we can look into it.

Please note that a request to uphold a claim on a disputed video does not automatically mean it will be upheld. If we believe the video owner has the right to display their video without a claim, we may release this, regardless of the request. This could be due to the contract allowing this, or the audio not actually being a match, etc.

Claims can be managed by going to Dashboard > Monetization and clicking Claims in the top right.

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  1. Ellis Houslin

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