How to Report a YouTube Video for Infringing Your Copyrights 2014

It gives heart attack when you find one or some of the awesome videos you have created, being alive on another channel. You might have to spend a lot of time creating it. Someone else copying it without any proper authorization hurts. I know how that feels.

YouTube allows users to report the videos they feel inappropriate, under different causes. When you find a video infringing your copyrights, you can choose the copyright infringement cause under the causes right below the video.

To report a video, simply open the duplicate video(copied video)URL in the browser and click on the report flag symbol under it. When you click on it, it shows the following options to report against.


Select ‘Infringes my rights’ option and it will ask you to choose one among the 3 kinds of infringements.


Select ‘Infringes my copyright’ option as we are talking about reporting against infringement of copyrights for now. Click ‘Submit’.

A new tab/window showing you information on copyrights infringement of your YouTube videos is opened.

submitting a copyright infringement form

It says:
If you believe your copyright-protected work was posted on YouTube without authorization, you may submit a copyright infringement notification. These requests should only be submitted by the copyright owner or an agent authorized to act on the owner’s behalf.
The fastest way to file a complaint against copyright infringement is done by submitting the web form provided. Click on ‘Submit a Copyright Complaint’ button to access the complaint form.

clicking button

copyright infringement form

Click on ‘Copyright infringement(Someone copied my creation)’ option. It again shows up 3 options of which one should be chosen.


If first or second options are chosen, you will be asked for the URL of the allegedly infringing video to be removed along with the URL of the original video.


Give the URL of the duplicate video and your original video and choose a cause. For e.g., I have selected ‘My YouTube video was re-uploaded by another user’ for demonstration in this article. You can also choose to report the entire video or a part of the video against infringement.

Use ‘+Add Another Video’ button to report more than one video in one single submission.

The next part of the form has to be filled with your details.


Fill in the details with correct credentials and make sure you are reporting the copyright issue with the authenticated email ID shown in the bottom left of the form.


Digital signed declarations has to be given before submitting the form. YouTube takes every complaint very seriously. You should not make false claims in this regards. Misusing of this process may result in the suspension of your account or other legal consequences.

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