Our video editor provides access to thousands of stock audio and video files from StoryBlocks that you can use in your projects. Once you've exported a video that contains these stock files and paid for them (e.g. via a subscription), you have the right to use the resulting video for commercial or non-commercial purposes and share it freely on social media and other platforms – this content is cleared for use!

You may not, however, redistribute the individual underlying stock files, use them in other editing programs, share, or sell them - see Appendix 1 on our Terms and Conditions page to read the full StoryBlocks End User License Agreement.

Unfortunately, in rare cases an incorrect copyright claim on an audio track or video clip can lead to a video being blocked on Instagram or Facebook or YouTube. 

Here are some ways to solve this, depending on your situation:

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1. If you receive a warning before posting the video

You might see a warning like this when you're trying to post the video:

"Your video was not posted because it may contain music, audio, or video that belongs to someone else. Post this video if you feel this is a mistake and you have the rights to use all of the content in your video. Delete this video if you don't have the rights to use all of the content in it"

If this is the case, simply click on the Post Video button. You have the right to use the stock files in your project.

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2. If your posted video has been muted

If you've posted the video and it has been muted, you might see this warning:

"Restore Audio if you feel this is a mistake and you have the rights to use this content. Your video will be posted without any muted segments."

If this is because of one of our stock files, click Restore Audio button. You have the right to use these in your video.

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3. If your video has been removed 

If your video has been removed by Instagram, Facebook or Youtube because of a copyright claim, you'll be provided with information about the claim that might help you identify the video, audio or music file that is the problem. This information usually includes:

  • Report number
  • Rights owner’s name
  • Email address provided by the reporting party
  • Description of the rights owner’s copyrighted work
  • Description of the removed content

If it looks like the claim is because of one of our stock assets, we recommend you dispute the claim directly through your social media account and provide a link to the original track from our stock library provider's website – Storyblocks.com – to bolster the counter-notice (you can search for the stock file name on their site).

If you can't find the link, please get in touch with us via the icon in the bottom right of this screen and send us the claim information you received, so we can provide you with this link.

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