YouTube Matched Third Party Content – How to Fix Matched Third Party Content

The YouTube matched third party content indicates that your video is understood to infringe some third party’s copyright. In another word, the rightful owners of the copyrighted music or videos have discovered that you have used their material without permission. Although, you will not be charged over this action, they have decided to use your video page to put ads and take profit from the clicks on that ad. Even if you purchase the copyrighted free music to use it on your YouTube Video, Youtube’s anti piracy software has used an algorythm to detect the music and has found that another user’s uploaded video uses the exactly same music as yours. As a result, it will show an annoying ad on your video. If you use your YouTube videos for your business, the YouTube matched third party content is a problem. Now, we will show you how to fix matched third party content step by step.
  1. Go to Video Manager in your YouTube account, and click “Matched Third Party Content” link
  2. You will be taken to the copyright notice page, and click “Dispute” button
  3. You’ll see a link that says, “I believe this copyright claim is not valid.”
  4. You will be taken to a screen that asks you to select the reason for your dispute. Seletct “My use of the content meets the legal requirements for fair use or fair dealing under applicable copyright laws.”, and click “continue” button.
  5. You will be taken to the copyright notice page. Check the check box for “I am sure that my use of the content meets the legal requirementss for fair use and I want to dispute this claim.”, and click “continue” button.
  6. You will be taken to the “reasons for dispute” page. Copy and paste the following text to the box of “Please explain briefly.”:

    Make sure to check the claim to dispute on the top as well as terms and conditioins on the bottom with your signature, and then, click “continue
  7. You will be taken to the “verification” page. Read it through (claim to dispute, reason for dispute, explanation, and singature) and then, click “Submit Claim.”
  8. You will be taken to the “confirmation” page saying “Your claim has been submitted.”
  9. Go back to the Video Manager page, and click “Matched Third Party Content” text link, and then, you will be taken to the page saying “your dispute is waiting for [month, date and year]
  10. You will have to wait for days, but usually, you can see the result within a couple of days if your cliam is not against YouTube guideline. When you go back to your video manager, and the text link of “Matched third party content” is gone.
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