So you worked hard for days or even weeks, creating a video review of something, and now YouTube shows this
This video contains content from … , who has blocked it on copyright grounds.
The first thing to do is learning about Fair use doctrine. Run your video across all Fair use purposes to see if it fits. If it complies with Fair use, you still have to understand that Fair use status is ruled out by a judge in each and every case separately. Fair use is not a mass rollout weapon, moving your commentary or review videos to a safe ground. Even that highly unlikely, you still may be brought up to court.
Nevertheless, if your are sure your video is Fair use, it’s good to start a dispute anyway.
To do that, go to Video manager of your Youtube account, click on Copyright Notices on the sidebar and find the blocked video. It will have a copyright status, like Video blocked in some countries or something like that, click on it.
Select I believe this copyright claim is not valid and choose My use of the content meets the legal requirements for fair use or fair dealing under applicable copyright laws as a reason.
Now you need to add some text. Edit the following example to fit your needs.
This video is fair use under U.S. copyright law because it is noncommercial in nature, uses no more of the original than necessary, and has no negative effect on the market for the original work. The copyrighted audiovisual material was used for the purposes of study, research, commentary, review and parody.
Type in your real name and tick good faith believe. Click continue, click OK.
Now your video will be reestablished on Youtube, without ads and other third parity content.
The copyright owner who blocked your video, has a month to respond to your claim.
In most cases, they won’t even review your dispute and solidify their decision to block your video from Youtube forever.
Anyway, if you feel your case is right, never give up without a fight. Stand your ground.
If you’re lucky, in 30 days you’ll receive a letter stating that the copyright claim has been released.
The corpyrighted status for the disputed video will change to released/em>.
And your Youtube account will be in good standing once again.