If you had your YouTube account terminated, you might want to file an appeal. Depending on the circumstances of your case, there are potential grounds on which you could successfully overturn the ban. This article will teach you what you need to know.
Your account could be terminated for repeated violations of YouTube's terms of service or community guidelines. This includes, but is not limited to, posting hate speech and making abusive or harassing videos or comments. YouTube may also terminate your account for a single severe violation, such as posting pornography, spam, or engaging in predatory behavior. YouTube will also shut down channels dedicated to policy violations, including but not limited to impersonation and hate speech. Copyright infringement can also lead to account termination.
You should have received an email about the reason for your account's termination. You may be able to argue that any accusations of specific violations of the terms of service or the community guidelines were mistaken. If your account was terminated for copyright violation, you might be able to argue that you had legal ownership of the material or that you used it as a parody or teaching aid as a part of fair use.
Using YouTube's appeal form, you can appeal your account termination for violation of community guidelines or terms of service.
You should appeal by filing a counter-notification if your account was violated for copyright violations. However, since you have been banned, you cannot access the usual form you need. Instead, you need to prepare a printed document containing the following information:
Once you have finished the document, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org (in the body of the email), fax it to 650 872 8513 or mail it to:
YouTube (Google LLC)
901 Cherry Ave.
San Bruno, CA 94066
If you have any questions about the progress of your appeal, call a YouTube representative for help, or talk to one on the YouTube help forum.
After thousands of YouTube customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem (and many others), we decided it was time to publish instructions. So we put together How Do I Appeal a Ban to Youtube? to try to help. It takes time to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting YouTube if necessary. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with guidance from this page.
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