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Copyright on YouTube

Copyright is an important topic for the entire YouTube community. In the sections below, you’ll find access to all the information and tools needed to manage your rights on the YouTube platform and learn more about respecting the rights of other creators.

  • What is copyright

    What is Copyright?

    What is protected by copyright? How is copyright different from other forms of intellectual property?

  • Copyright school

    What is fair use?

    There are certain circumstances under which the law allows use of excerpts from copyrighted material.

  • Creative commons

    Creative Commons

    Learn about a special type of license that allows content to be re-used -- if you follow the rules.

  • Using copyrighted material

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Answers to the copyright questions we're asked most often.