What happens when you have an “invalid reference”?

(A) You receive a partner strike on your channel

(B) You must manually review the flagged reference

(C) You should mute the audio portion of your video

(D) You need to delete the reference within 30 days


When you have an “invalid reference,” the content owner has to manually review the flagged reference. Any claims based on the potentially invalid segment are marked as “pending” until the content owner reviews the invalid segment.

If no action is taken within 30 days, YouTube excludes the flagged segment and release any claims created from it.


This question is a part of the Check your Knowledge section of the “Choose effective references” lesson from the YouTube Content Ownership course.

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