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Use the Content Verification Tool

Note: If you don’t have a Content Verification Program (CVP) account yet, fill out this form to check your eligibility.

The Content Verification Tool is found in Studio Content Manager. To access it, make sure you're signed in to your Content Manager account.

The tool allows you to use our enterprise webform, which is similar to our copyright takedown webform, but also lets you search through publicly available YouTube videos to find videos that include content you own the rights to. If you find infringing content, you can submit copyright takedown requests directly from the enterprise webform.

Find videos that match your assets

To search for videos that match your assets:

  1. Sign in to Studio Content Manager.
  2. From the left menu, select Manual claiming .
  3. In the filter bar , enter keywords, video IDs, or select a filter.
    • Use the minus symbol "-" to exclude keywords from your search.
    • You can also search by @username or channel ID to find videos from a particular uploader.
    • You can select from these filters:
      • Allowlisted (whether the video is/isn’t on your allowlist)
      • Channel ID
      • Claim status (whether it is/isn’t claim by you or others)
      • Livestream (whether the video is/isn’t a livestream)
      • Publish date
      • Reviewed (whether the claim has been reviewed)
      • Video length (<4 minutes, 4–20 minutes, or >20 minutes)
    • Once you’ve selected your filter, click APPLY to filter the search results.

  4. In the search results list, you can click Sort by in the top-right to sort the results based on Relevance, Published date, or Total views.
Tip: At the bottom of the page, click the number next to Rows per page to change it from 30 (default) to 10, 50, or 100.

Submit copyright takedown requests

Before submitting a takedown, make sure you understand what personal info becomes a part of a copyright takedown request.

Submit a removal request

To submit a removal request for one video:

  1. On the Manual claiming page, click a video's row to expand it.
  2. Click the Takedown tab at the top of the row.
  3. Click SELECT ASSET.
  4. Using the tabs at the top, you can choose Select asset to choose an existing asset or Create asset to make a new one. Learn how to create assets.
  5. If you're selecting an existing asset, click SELECT. If you’re creating a new asset, click CREATE.
  6. In the Signature box, enter your first name and last name (not a company name).
  7. Under Acknowledgment, read the statement, then click the checkbox to acknowledge the statement.
  8. Click TAKEDOWN.

Submit multiple removal requests

You may be able to submit copyright removal requests in bulk. To request removals of more than one video associated with a single asset:

  1. On the Manual claiming page, click the checkboxes next to the videos you want to submit a removal request for.
    • You can select a maximum of 100 videos at once. To do this, at the bottom of the page, make sure Rows per page is set to 100, then click the checkbox above the search results.
  2. At the top of the page, click TAKEDOWN.
  3. Click SELECT ASSET.
  4. Using the tabs at the top, you can choose Select asset to choose an existing asset or Create asset to make a new one. Learn how to create assets.
  5. If you're selecting an existing asset, click SELECT. If you’re creating a new asset, click CREATE.
  6. In the Signature box, enter your first name and last name (not a company name).
  7. Under Acknowledgment, read the statement, then click the checkbox to acknowledge the statement.
  8. Click SUBMIT.

Retract copyright takedown requests

To retract a takedown submitted through the CVP tool:

  1. Sign in to Studio Content Manager.
  2. From the left menu, click Claimed Videos .
  3. Find the video from your original takedown request. You can click the filter bar  and select a relevant filter to find the video faster.
  4. Click the video’s title. A pop-up window will open.
  5. In the Claims on video section, click Takedown. A new pop-up window will open.
  6. In the top-right, click RETRACT 1 TAKEDOWN.
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