Accounts that accrue three strikes are shut down under our legally mandated Repeat Infringer Policy.
This happens automatically as soon as the strike count hits three, without exception. Even if the strikes are related to older videos or you worked directly on the video in question in a professional capacity.
We want to help you avoid that. We aren't trying to threaten you, but we do want you to be aware of the possibility of losing your account so that you can take the necessary steps to make sure that never happens.