What is Youtube Content ID

Content ID is a fingerprinting tool for copyright owners to easily identify and manage their content on YouTube and other social networks. Videos uploaded to YouTube are scanned against a database of files.

In order to fight illegal use of musical contents on social networks, copyright owners can use Content ID to monitor the spread of their music though these channels, choosiong different actions to take on material that matches theirs:

  • Block a whole video from being viewed
  • Monetize the video by running ads against it; sometimes sharing revenue with the uploader
  • Track the video’s viewership statistics

As for our library there is only a small percentage of tracks covered by Content ID (1% of the entire library) and these few case are clearly indicated on our website. Near the description of that particular file you will see an alert message similar to this one below:

× | This track is exceptionally registered with Youtube Content ID. If you have a license and want to monetize your Youtube video, please contact us and we will clear your claim within minutes.

So how to clear a copyright claim from Content ID?

As stated in the message above, if you purchased a license for a track and you want to monetize your video on YouTube, you just need to send us an email reporting the address of your channel and we will whitelist your page on our server. So, wether you purchased the track on pinegroove.net or on one of our affiliate sites (audiojungle, pond5, luckstock), there’s nothing to worry about: we will clear the copyright claim for you immediately.


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