YouTube Shortens the Copyright Dispute Resolution Process

In order to enhance the appeals and copyright dispute processes, YouTube has announced a number of modifications.
SIA Team
July 20, 2022

The appeals and dispute resolution procedures on YouTube are being streamlined, which should lessen the impact of unfounded allegations.

Content creators can now hasten the process of unblocking their video from YouTube if a copyright claim is made against it.

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Claimants still have 30 days to review the initial dispute; YouTube is only shortening the appeal period to seven days.

For claims that prevent viewers from their video, they can now bypass the initial dispute stage and proceed directly to the appeal stage. On YouTube, this is known as the escalate to appeal option.

YouTube is introducing the escalate to appeal option to provide a way for creators to mitigate the impact of potentially false claims blocking their videos.