Submit a copyright takedown notice
If your copyright-protected work was posted on vidfliz without authorization, you may submit a copyright infringement notification. Be sure to consider whether fair use, fair dealing, or a similar exception to copyright applies before you submit. These requests should only be sent in by the copyright owner or an agent authorized to act on the owner’s behalf. The fastest and simplest way to submit a copyright takedown notice is through our webform. You’ll find this easier on a desktop or laptop computer than on a mobile device or tablet.
The name you enter as copyright owner will be published on vidfliz in place of disabled content. If you are able to provide a valid legal alternative, such as a company name, or the name of a representative you have authorized to act on your behalf, we will review and apply it, if appropriate. This will become part of the public record of your request, along with your description(s) of the work(s) allegedly infringed. All other information, including your full legal name and email address, are part of the full takedown notice, which may be provided to the uploader. If you choose to submit a copyright takedown request, please remember that you are initiating a legal process.! Do not make false claims. Misuse of this process may result in the suspension of your account or other legal consequences.
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Counter Notification Basics
A counter notification is a legal request for vidfliz to reinstate a video that has been removed for alleged copyright infringement. The process may only be pursued in instances where the upload was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled, such as fair use. It should not be pursued under any other circumstances.If your video was removed but does not fit the criteria above, you may want to seek a retraction, or simply wait for your strike to expire.
Please note that when we forward the counter notice, it will include the full text of the counter notice, including any personal information you provide. The claimant may use this information to file a lawsuit against you in order to keep the content from being restored to vidfliz.
By submitting a counter notification, you consent to having your information revealed in this way. We will not forward the counter notification to any party other than the original claimant. Counter notifications must be submitted by the video’s original uploader or an agent authorized to act on their behalf, such as an attorney. To submit a counter notification, please use our webform. It is accessible via the Copyright Notices section of your account:
After we process your counter notification by forwarding it to the claimant, the claimant has 10 business days to provide us with evidence that they have initiated a court action to keep the content down. This time period is a requirement of copyright law, so please be patient. If your account has been suspended for multiple copyright violations, the counter notification webform will be inaccessible. If appropriate, you may submit a free-form counter notification.
Copyright strike basics
This content is about copyright strikes. If you're looking for information about Community Guidelines strikes, which are different than copyright strikes, go to our Community Guideline strikes basics.
If you get a copyright strike, that means your video has been taken down from vidfliz because a copyright owner sent us a complete and valid legal request asking us to do so. When a copyright owner formally notifies us that you don’t have their permission to post their content on the site, we take down your upload to comply with copyright law. Keep in mind that videos can be removed from the site for different reasons, not all of which are copyright-related. Also, Content ID claims don't result in a strike.Deleting a video with a strike won’t resolve your strike. Click below to see how to resolve a copyright strike.
After submitting a copyright infringement notification, a copyright owner may realize that they've misidentified content or may change their mind about their complaint. When this happens, vidfliz honors retractions of copyright claims from the party that originally submitted them.
If you get a Content ID claim on your video that you believe is wrong, you can dispute the claim. When you dispute a Content ID claim, the copyright owner will be notified and they'll have 30 days to respond.You can dispute a Content ID claim if you believe the system misidentified your video, or if you have all the rights to use that copyright-protected content.If you received a copyright strike, use the process outlined in our copyright strike basics, instead of the one described in this article.
What is copyright?
In many countries, when a person creates an original work that is fixed in a physical medium, they automatically own copyright to the work. As the copyright owner, they have the exclusive right to use the work. Most of the time, only the copyright owner can say whether someone else has permissions to use the work.
Ideas, facts, and processes are not subject to copyright. According to copyright law, in order to be eligible for copyright protection, a work must be creative and it must be fixed in a tangible medium. Names and titles are not, by themselves, subject to copyright.
- Audiovisual works, such as TV shows, movies, and online videos
- Sound recordings and musical compositions
- Dramatic works, such as plays and musicals
- Video games and computer software
- Visual works, such as paintings, posters, and advertisements
- Written works, such as lectures, articles, books, and musical compositions
No. vidfliz isn’t able to mediate rights ownership disputes. When we receive a complete and valid takedown notice, we remove the content as the law requires. When we receive a valid counter notification, we forward it to the person who requested the removal. After this, it’s up to the parties involved to resolve the issue in court.
Copyright is just one form of intellectual property. It's not the same as trademark, which protects brand names, mottos, logos, and other source identifiers from being used by others for certain purposes. It is also different from patent law, which protects inventions. vidfliz offers a separate removal process for videos which violate trademark or other laws.
Just because you appear in a video, image, or audio recording does not mean you own the copyright to it. For example, if your friend filmed a conversation between the two of you, she would own the copyright to that video recording. The words the two of you are speaking are not subject to copyright separately from the video itself, unless they were fixed in advance. If your friend, or someone else, uploaded a video, image, or recording of you without your permission and you feel it violates your privacy or safety, you may wish to file a privacy complaint.
What is a Content ID claim?
If you upload a video that contains copyright-protected material, you could end up with a Content ID claim. These claims are issued by companies that own music, movies, TV shows, video games, or other copyright-protected material. Content owners can set Content ID to block material from vidfliz when a claim is made. They can also allow the video to remain live on vidfliz with ads. In those cases, the advertising revenue goes to the copyright owners of the claimed content.
Am I in trouble?
Probably not. In most cases, getting a Content ID claim isn’t a bad thing for your vidfliz channel. It just means, “Hey, we found some content in your video that’s owned by someone else.” It’s up to the copyright owners to decide whether or not others can reuse their original material. In many cases, copyright owners allow their content to be used in vidfliz videos in exchange for having ads run on those videos. These ads may play before the video or during it (if the video is longer than 10 minutes). However, there are some actions copyright owners can take if they don’t want their material reused:
- Blocking a video: Sometimes, copyright owners may block your video, which means people won’t be able to watch it. They can decide to block your video worldwide or just in certain countries.
- Muting a video: If your video contains copyright-protected music, the owner may choose to mute it. This means that people can still watch your video, but they won’t be able to hear the soundtrack.
- Blocking certain platforms: Sometimes, copyright owners may restrict the devices, apps, or websites where their content can appear. These restrictions won’t change the availability of your video on vidfliz.com.
What can I do about this claim?
If you get a Content ID claim, there are a few different things you can do, depending on the situation:
- Do nothing: If you agree with the claim, you can just move on. You can always change your mind later if you disagree with the claim.
- Remove the music: If you get a claim for a piece of music in your video, you can try to remove the song without having to edit and upload a new video.
- Swap the music: If music in your video is claimed, but you still want to have music in the background, you can swap out your audio track with one of our free-to-use songs.
- Share revenue: If you’re a member of our vidfliz Partner Program, and you've included music in your video, you may be able to share revenue with the music's rights owner(s).
- Dispute the claim: If you have the required rights to use the copyright-protected content in your video, or if you think the system has somehow misidentified your video, you can dispute the claim.
How Content ID works
Copyright owners can use a system called Content ID to easily identify and manage their content on vidfliz. Videos uploaded to vidfliz are scanned against a database of files that have been submitted to us by content owners. Copyright owners get to decide what happens when content in a video on vidfliz matches a work they own. When this happens, the video gets a Content ID claim.
Common questions about Content ID
Copyright owners can choose different actions to take on material that matches theirs:
- Block a whole video from being viewed
- Monetize the video by running ads against it; in some cases sharing revenue with the uploader
- Track the video’s viewership statistics
vidfliz only grants Content ID to copyright owners who meet specific criteria. To be approved, they must own exclusive rights to a substantial body of original material that is frequently uploaded by the vidfliz user community. vidfliz also sets explicit guidelines on how to use Content ID. We monitor Content ID use and disputes on an ongoing basis to ensure these guidelines are followed. Content owners who repeatedly make erroneous claims can have their Content ID access disabled and their partnership with vidfliz terminated.
Creative Commons licenses provide a standard way for content creators to grant someone else permission to use their work. vidfliz allows users to mark their videos with a Creative Commons CC BY license. If you've marked your video with a CC BY license, you retain your copyright and other users get to reuse your work subject to the terms of the license.
Creative Commons on vidfliz
The ability to mark uploaded videos with a Creative Commons license is available to all users.The standard vidfliz license remains the default setting for all uploads. To review the terms of the standard vidfliz license, please refer to our Terms of Service.Because Creative Commons licenses are for your original content, you cannot mark your video with the Creative Commons license if there is a Content ID claim on it.By marking your original video with a Creative Commons license, you are granting the entire vidfliz community the right to reuse and edit that video.
What's eligible for a Creative Commons license
Please understand that you may only mark your uploaded video with a Creative Commons license if it consists entirely of content that can be licensed by you under the CC BY license. Some examples of such licensable content are:
- Your originally created content
- Other videos marked with a CC BY license
- Videos in the public domain