Copyright Claim and Copyright Strike

Difference Between Copyright Claim and Copyright Strike

Online Legal India LogoBy Online Legal India Published On 16 Mar 2023 Category Copyright

A copyright claim is made when someone claims that another person has utilised their idea or creation without their consent. A copyright strike occurs when the original creator of any invention or creation applies for the entire removal of their copyright-protected creations from the public domain.    

Intellectual property is referred to as copyright. It is critical to protect the original work as soon as it is completed. Copyright applies to books, movies, works of art, music, photography, architectural blueprints, and a variety of other works. Phrases are protected, but not concepts, discoveries, techniques, or systems. Creative stuff is created by copyright holders. 

This blog will discuss the distinctions between copyright strikes and artistic work copyright claims. This will assist you in determining whether or not you should seek copyright protection for your creations.

What is a Copyright Claim?

A copyright claim can be made on any platform, including YouTube. The claim comes when someone publishes or uses content that they do not own or create. The legitimate owner has the ability to recognise the copyrighted work and determine whether or not to take action. You can also claim ownership and monetise your video. In that instance, the video will display an advertisement, and the copyright holder will be compensated. The video may be prohibited globally or in specific areas or locales..  

What is a Copyright Strike?

A copyright infringement strike occurs when the owner of the copyright vehemently opposes the use of his work in a video and the video is removed from YouTube. This occurs when the rights holder files a DMCA removal request. This request comprises the contact information for the copyright holder, a description of the work, and an honest statement. After you submit your request, YouTube will remove the illegal video, and the upload channel will either accept or reject the decision.

Piracy has the disadvantage of expiring after 90 days, and the account is regarded as the default. If you get three strikes before your previous two strikes expire. YouTube will terminate your account and destroy all of your videos. This can result in costly and difficult legal actions and issues. Hence, if you wish to keep your account active after a copyright violation, please bear in mind that live streaming and movie uploads that last more than 15 minutes are not permitted. As a result, you should only go forward with copyright for music in India strike if you are quite certain of the repercussions.    

How Do Copyright Claims and Strikes Affect Video Sharing Platforms?

A copyright infringement allegation, a copyright or a copyright strike, in addition to the burden of litigation, may prevent the YouTube channel from monetising itself. The Youtube Partner Program does not accept channels that have no copyright claims or strikes.   

This is critical when determining what content to publish as well as the visuals, music, audio, movies, and other things to add to the video. Hence, be cautious about what you post on video-sharing sites like YouTube or Dailymotion. 

When determining whether to file a copyright infringement claim or a copyright infringement strike, keep in mind that the claim impacts only one video while the strike affects the entire channel. It is preferable to avoid using copyrighted films, music, or other content, which can have major implications for the time and work required to develop a powerful and lucrative channel. 

What Happens After Your First Copyright Strike?

Take a copyright strike on a video as a serious warning that YouTube now believes your account is losing good standing. The first copyright strike may have a negative impact on various channel features, such as a halt to any live streaming or monetisation. 

What Happens After the Second and Third Copyright Strike?

If your channels receive a second copyright strike before the first has even expired, you must wait another 90 days for the second strike to lapse. In the meantime, your account remains delinquent.

If you obtain a third copyright strike before the first two have expired, YouTube will deactivate your account and delete all of your submitted movies. You will also be prohibited from creating new channels.

In a few instances, the bad news does not stop there. You may face legal action, and the media you utilised without authorisation may take you to court. If you lose the case, you could face hefty legal bills as well as a sizable penalty.


The bad news about copyright strikes is that you could be sued, and the media you use without authorisation could be prosecuted in court. If you lose the lawsuit, you could face expensive legal fees as well as a substantial fine. As a result, be cautious!

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