I own a small video tube website, where users upload a specific kind of content. 1,000 videos have been uploaded so far.
This morning I received copyright claim asking me to remove or disable access to 5 videos uploaded on my site. I've disabled access to them, but the problem is still to deal with SEO. What is the best way to deal with such issue dealing with SEO?
Delete the link permanently? If the user clicks on the link from Google search engine, it will link to a 404.
Keep the link and add a small message saying the video has been taken down by a copyright claim?
I've done (2) so far and added this meta:
<meta name="robots" content="noindex">
What is the best way to deal with this issue, while avoiding any penalty from Google? Should I keep the videos listed in the sitemap also?