Hey how’s it going everyone? This is your eager and lively YouTube expert, Derral Eves. Now have you ever submitted a copyright complaint with YouTube? I have.

I’ve done it a few times, but usually before I submit the claim I give the people a few weeks to really take the opportunity to take down my content.

And if they don’t respond or if they don’t do it I have no recourse except to submit a copyright complaint with YouTube. Now this complaint actually creates a strike on their YouTube account. Strike one! Guys, you really want to be careful because honestly after three strikes you’re really blacklisted from YouTube.

Strike three, you’re outta here! And you really really don’t want to do that I promise you don’t want to do that. That’s a lot of damage, right? Well I get messages all the time from people that got copyright strikes and they’re looking for ways to get that copyright strike removed from their account and they don’t really want to waste six months and they really want the full functionality of YouTube back. Now, good news, YouTube’s just added a new feature to help get those copyright strikes removed.

But it’s really done in a different way. Now I have one of my favorite YouTubers, and one of my subscribers, ask me this question. “now I’m wondering if you could make a tutorial video on how to withdraw a complaint? I reported on someone who stole my video and the uploader explained to me and said sorry about using my video and begged me to remove the strike so I’m trying to find out how to do that…

Could you make a video?” Yeah for sure, Mitch, I’m going to go ahead and do that. In this video I’m going to show content creators how to submit the retraction to remove those copyright claims. Let’s take a look! Ok, the first thing that we need to do is go up to the upper right-hand corner and click on the avatar icon and then mouse down to Creator Studio.

Once we’re here we can go to the left-hand side and click Video Manager and you’re going to see a new little link here called Submit Retraction, that’s what we need to click, and once we’re here you can go ahead and select the video that you want to submit the retraction to withdraw the complaint that you’ve actually filed with YouTube. So let’s go ahead and do that.

And then you can go ahead and hit this button right here, which I’m not going to do, but it basically retracts the claims and reinstates the video. Unless the uploader has already deleted it and you’ve already discussed that with them. Now anyone has copyright strikes against them I made a little video over here, how to send a private message. I would encourage you to reach out, plead your case, tell them why you won’t do it again and hopefully they’ll have a little mercy on you and retract the claim. Ok guys, if you want to be successful on YouTube you need to subscribe to me so you can me safe! Oh man, that was lame. I just sounded so good in my head. Well, maybe next time!