You created a video and shared it on YouTube. What should you know about copyright?

(A) If your video becomes viral, it may lose its copyright protection.

(B) Copyright law hasn’t been updated to deal with internet distribution.

(C) Anyone can freely use your video now that it’s available online.

(D) Copyright law protects original videos, including those on YouTube.


Original videos, including those on YouTube, are subject to copyright protection the moment they’re created in a tangible medium – not based upon who is the first to register or upload them.

So, when you create a video and share it on YouTube your original videos will be protected by Copyright laws including those on YouTube.


This question is a part of the Get familiar with music copyright lesson from the Digital Music rights on YouTube unit and the “Protect your content with copyright” lesson from the YouTube Content Ownership course.

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