Hi. In the past weeks I've been experimenting with different kinds of videos on youtube. I've uploaded funny videos, sports videos, trailers, goanimate stuff, movie clips and whatnot. Some were made by myself, some were rip offs of popular videos. I got quite miserable views for most of them (around 5,000 altogether for 20 videos in a month). Then I uploaded 2 highlights reels of a football (soccer) game right after it was live on TV. I did the recording/editing etc. myself. I got around 30k views within the 2 following days, lots of likes, some subscribers. My videos weren't even the most popular ones of the particular soccer game. The competition received 100k+ views in the same amount of time. But I thought my 30k were a good start. Now, 2 days later, I've received a message from youtube due to copyright infringement (claimed by the football league). I was kind of expecting this sooner or later, even though I had added disclaimers to the video description. Also note that I was making NO money with this. It was just experiments for the time being. I didn't even provide a link to an external site or watermark the videos. The trouble I have is: The videos of the same source material from the competitors are still there. They have 100k+ views and are still allowed to stay for some reason. I have checked their tags, their video descriptions and everything. They have watermarked their videos with an url (something I didn't do), which I guess would have to make it even worse in terms of copyright violation. They also surely are not the copyright holders themselves. I was threatened to have my account banned from youtube if I go against the copyright law one more time. At the same time, the competitors' channels have like hundreds of similar videos and millions of views. They are clearly visible everywhere on youtube and not hiding in some corner to avoid getting noticed by the copyright holders. I thought I might be able to get such a channel running, but apparently my videos get deleted after a short amount of time, while the ones that are much bigger than my channel and that are obviously and openly making money with the copyrighted videos are allowed to stay for months and years. What's the secret? How should I handle this? Thanks.