For the most part, YouTube is easy to use. You create a video, upload it, and then promote it. That’s simple, right?
While it’s simple on the outside, things get a little more complicated when you pop the hood and look inside. That’s where you will find YouTube’s confusing copyright laws. These laws can be hard to understand, which is a shame, since your account can get shut down if you break them. Fortunately, once you understand the laws, it is easy to follow them precisely. Then, you won’t have to worry about anyone shutting down your account.
Copyright vs. Fair Use
The confusion comes down to copyright vs. fair use. Copyright refers to audio/visual, sound recording, written words, visual works, and more that have a copyright protection. The protection prevents others from