In general, any original work of authorship may be protected by copyright. Copyrighted materials may be subject to claims of copyright infringement by the content owner / creator.
The most common reason we remove copyright infringing video links in our search results is that they are unauthorized copies of copyrighted content, and the owners of the copyrighted content have alerted us that their content is being used without their permission. Once we become aware of an unauthorized use, we will remove the video promptly.
See www.ovguide.com/info/dmca for more information on DMCA and link removal.
Some examples of potentially infringing content are:
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For information on US copyright law and fair use, check out the following materials.
In European Union countries, the Commission website has some helpful information and links:
WIPO has a list of Intellectual Property and Copyright Offices internationally, you can find the one applicable for your country here:
Please note, this material is provided for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice, or a substitute for legal advice.
YouTube has a copyright school for more detailed information: