If SoundCloud receives a report from a third party that one of your tracks contains infringing content, we will take down the reported track and send a written notification to the primary email address as well as an on-site notification.
You will get a strike if the claim is not successfully disputed within seven days after the report was made.
Strikes are used to help educate SoundCloud users, and to ensure that everyone has proper regard for copyright when posting content to the platform. Each successive strike carries more severe penalties, with the third strike resulting in termination of your account.
The first strike does not affect the functionality of your account.
After the second strike, we suspend the download functionality on your account.
Strikes will expire after 12 months. The reported track must remain blocked after a strike expires in compliance with copyright law but the penalty will no longer be in effect.
If the account had two strikes and one strike expires, the download functionality is also restored.