One of my favorite artists passes away and I want to upload her song in a tribute video. What should I consider first?

  • Clear any pending claims you have in your account before adding new content.
  • Use the song freely because it has automatically entered the public domain.
  • Estimate the number of other videos that may also use this song in their tribute videos.
  • Request permission to use it since the song is likely still covered by copyright protection.

You notice someone has uploaded a video to YouTube that you own. What’s required if you wish to request a copyright takedown?

  • Your attorney must submit a formal request to a court.
  • Anyone can flag a video, and a copyright takedown notice will be sent to the person who uploaded the video.
  • As the copyright owner or authorized agent, you must submit a fully completed notification of copyright infringement.
  • Person who uploaded the video must admit to using copyrighted material.