Have you ever wondered why people use Telegram when other social media platforms can meet most of their needs? Well, there are two reasons why people prefer to use Telegram. One is the top-tier privacy and security that Telegram provides to the user by enabling end-to-end encryption. The second feature is you can build a comprehensive set of audiences without any limits or restrictions.
In most messaging apps, we can send messages to individuals and a group of people by creating a group chat. However, Telegram has a channel feature that enables users to manage a broad set of audiences in one place.
This social media platform holds a unique feature which is a telegram group can consist of 200,000 members, and a channel has no member restrictions at all.
If we take a look at the top 100 biggest Telegram channels, most of them are related to news and media, videos and movies, music, sports and fitness.
All the mentioned content has a broad audience and followers. Hence, sharing it via a Telegram channel is the easiest and most intelligent way.
However, maintaining a channel holds some challenges as well—people who share movies and videos face this problem the most.
The common issue is, “This channel is unavailable due to copyright infringement policy” restriction.
If your Telegram channel faces the same problem and you’ve come here seeking help, we are glad to tell you that you’re in the right place.
In this blog, we will discuss what copyright infringement even means, how to fix this problem, what you can do to prevent this from happening in the future.
So, without any further ado, let us get to it.
Before you panic about what happened to the Telegram channel you created, you are in a position to understand what the term “This channel is unavailable due to copyright infringement” even means.
Firstly, copyright is the right of the owner of a work to produce a copy of it in any other format or on any other platform. Also, those who the owner authorizes can produce the work in different forms. The word infringement means violating a right or a rule.
Thus apparent, if you’ve copied and published the work without the owner’s proper authorization and without giving proper credit, then it is called copyright infringement.
You may be wondering if Telegram is the one that checks all these activities and ends up restricting your account. The answer is no. Only when the original owner of work reaches out to Telegram stating that his work is being distributed in a channel without any of their authorization, then, after verifying the request, Telegram will send the channel owner a warning.
So, the bottom line is if you’ve copied, reproduced, published, or posted any of the work of others without having proper authority, it is evident that you’re publishing a copyrighted work. So, the action Telegram took was relevant and appropriate.
Will Telegram Send You a Warning About This?
Will telegram take down your channel without sending any warning? Before you start blaming Telegram for taking down your account without notification, we would like to tell you that Telegram will not take down your account without sending proper notice. You might have missed the notification or ignored it.
Are you confused about what the warning message even looks like? Well, once a complaint is received by Telegram, they will send a warning to you stating that they received a complaint and ask you to remove the copyrighted content posted on your channel.
You will get this message from Telegram support; the message can be found in your usual chat tab. Only after you don’t remove the copyrighted content will Telegram will take down your channel, and they proceed to delete all the posts. You will not be able to send messages on the channel.
So, if you’re wondering if there is a way to get back your channel, we are glad to tell you that we’ve got a way. To know that, read on.
We understand you built your channel after putting in a lot of work. So, once it gets a restriction like this, you might be desperately searching if there is a way out. It is hard to lose a channel where you built a great set audience. Worry not. We got a way to recover your channel.
Before scratching your head and asking if this is the best solution we got you, hold on and try giving this a shot. This is a legit way to recover your telegram channel, and it is worth spending your time on this.
Step 1: Open Gmail on your smartphone and make sure you’re logged into your Gmail account through which you want to send the mail.
Step 2: Tap on the compose option located at the right bottom corner of your screen. Once you tap on that, you will be taken to the mail composing space.
Step 3: Now, we are going to write a mail for Telegram to recover your channel. So, in the email tab, add Recover@telegram.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org email addresses.
Step 4: Now, in the blank email composing page, describe your situation and state the response you would like to get.
For instance, you can compose a message like this one:
“I received a warning from Telegram to remove some copyrighted content which is published on my channel. I do respect the work of other creators and agree to the policy and rules of Telegram, which is why I deleted the copyrighted content that is being posted on my channel. I have built this channel after putting in so much work and time. So, if you could give me access to my channel, it would help me greatly.”
This is just an example. The purpose of this example is to give you an idea of what you can mention in the body part.
Step 5: Once you’re done with the main body part of the email, it is now time to add details about your channel to facilitate the process of recovering your account. Add your channel name, the username of the owner id, channel link clearly at the end of the mail.
Finally, warp the email with regards and your name.
Within 24 hours, your channel will be recovered. Some people got their channel back within 6-7 hours after sending a request to telegram via mail.