How to remove snippet of video that violates copyright on YouTube

YouTube has announced a tool that gives content creators the option to take only one piece of video that violates the rules of copyright. Whether making a clipping, silencing a video or replacing the music, the option may be the best way so that the creator does not lose the history and engagement generated with the content.

How to remove snippet of video that violates copyright on YouTube

Previously, the only options for YouTube videos that violated copyright guidelines were to completely remove the video or enter a dispute for a false positive, when the algorithm may fail and notify the user inappropriately.

Although it is not possible to select the section to be cut – the platform does this automatically – YouTube offers less radical options in order to preserve the video on the channel: removing the section, muting the audio, removing or replacing the music are examples of actions that can be done to maintain this content, whether paid or not.

Remove copyrighted video clip on YouTube

  1. Go to your YouTube Studio page:;
  2. Click on the “Videos” option (on the left side panel) to access the list of your videos;
  3. At the top of the list, click on “Filters” and select the “Copyright claim” option to display videos flagged by YouTube;
  4. In the “Restrictions” column, hold your mouse over the title “Copyright claim” and then click “View details” in the balloon that appears;
  5. In the new open window, YouTube will inform the part of the video that was identified as copyrighted content (in this case between 3:29 and 6:26), click on the option “Select action”;
  6. Now just choose to cut the segment, remove or replace the song (remembering that the options may vary according to the type of copyright infringed).
  7. When choosing between actions, click “Continue”.

For music, YouTube allows only the song to be removed or the sound of the entire stretch claimed as copyright. The latter option may not be favorable to the creator, if that part contains any other audio such as a dialogue or voiceover, for example.

If the restriction was for music, the option to replace the track may be more appropriate, remembering that YouTube itself has an audio library with effects and free music without copyright restriction.

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With information: Google.