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Q). My Video was removed, but similar videos weren't!

When we're notified by an authorized representative of the copyright holder that a particular video uploaded to our site infringes another's copyright, we respond promptly.

If there remain videos on the site that appear similar to the one(s) we've removed, we are likely either not aware of them or do not have reason to believe they are infringing.

Sometimes a copyright owner authorizes some, but not all, of its works to appear on our site. Other times, very similar videos are owned by different copyright owners, and one may grant permission while another does not.

Q). I made the video; I'm in it!

It may seem confusing when a video you produced yourself is removed for copyright violation. Take a second to consider everything that you put in the video. Was there a song? Was there footage from a movie, TV show, videogame or other YouTube video? If so, you may be infringing someone's copyright.

Q). What are the consequences of copyright infringement?

Victims respects the rights of copyright holders and publishers and requires all users to confirm they own the copyright or have permission from the copyright holder to upload content. We comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable copyright laws and promptly remove content when properly notified.

Repeat infringers' videos are removed and their accounts are terminated and permanently blocked from using Victims. Users with suspended or terminated accounts are prohibited from creating new accounts or accessing Victims community features.

Q). Can a claimant retract their copyright infringement notification?

Yes, a content owner may always retract a claim of copyright infringement sent to YouTube. For more information on how to do so, go to the Retractions page.

Q). Why was my account suspended?

Any time Victims receives notice that a video or any part of a video on our site infringes the copyrights of a third party, we will take it down from the site. We are required to do so by law. Accounts determined to be repeat infringers may be subject to termination. Users with suspended or terminated accounts are prohibited from creating new accounts or accessing Victims social networking features.

When material is removed due to a claim of copyright infringement, we send the user who uploaded the video an email notification containing the claimant of the video. If you have had a video removed, please check the email address that is associated with your Victims account for this notification.

If you currently cannot access your account, you can learn more information about your restrictions here.

It may be the case that your account was suspended due to reasons other than copyright violations.

To understand all of Victims policies please see our Community Guidelines.

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