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Changes to account standing

Previously, Google accounts with Community Guidelines strikes, copyright strikes, or Content ID blocks would lose access to a set of account features and programs.

We've made changes to how this works, so read below for changes in how Community Guidelines strikes, copyright strikes, and Content ID blocks can affect your Google account.

Strike guidelines

If you receive a copyright strike or a Community Guidelines strike, you will still have access to most YouTube features and programs. However, account strikes may affect your ability to monetize your channel. If you don’t have access to certain features, you may need to verify your account.

Keep these guidelines in mind:

  • If you get a strike on an active live stream or archived live stream, your live stream access may be disabled. Learn about live stream restrictions.
  • If you get 3 strikes, your YouTube channel will be terminated.
  • Deleting videos will not clear your strikes. Learn how to resolve copyright strikes or appeal Community Guidelines strikes.
  • A video can receive multiple Content ID claims or takedown requests, but can only get one copyright strike at a time.

If you're having issues, learn how to get help as a YouTube Creator.

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