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Pedro, take a deep breath, sit back and relax, watch a rerun of Portugal beating France in football. Enjoy!!
Then, decide whether or not it’s worth spending money on an attorney in the U.S. to sort out the copyright claim you have. It doesn’t sound like there’s enough income involved to make this worth while, however. YouTube is notorious for its indifference to people who post their material there. They are not a user-friendly site, as you’re finding out.
If I understand correctly, you have taken down all your work. If someone else is using your music to make money, this is illegal and you probably should have an attorney in Portugal write to YouTube, perhaps with a copy to the U.S. Attorney General’s office and demand that they cease and desist using your music. Hopefully this will solve your problem.
I agree with you completely: there’s nothing more frustrating than being ignored by an on-line entity like YouTube. There’s just nowhere to turn. If it’s any consolation, it wouldn’t be any easier to deal with if you were here in the United States.