I believe I heard about it


I believe I heard about it a year or so ago when a video creator, was sued and ordered to take down a video (from his own site) that he made after some company downloaded it from Youtube, altered it for thier own purposes and decided they owned it.

True, there is a newer clause, that is in response to public outcry when people discovered the original terms. and is followed by:

However, by submitting the User Submissions to YouTube, you hereby grant YouTube a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with the YouTube Website and YouTube’s (and its successor’s) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the YouTube Website (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each user of the YouTube Website a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the Website, and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such User Submissions as permitted through the functionality of the Website and under these Terms of Service. The foregoing license granted by you terminates once you remove or delete a User Submission from the YouTube Website.

The new clause still makes you liable for damages, and on your own if somebody sues, or steals.

But I stand corrected.

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