Viewers and creators around the world use YouTube to express their ideas and opinions freely, and we believe that a broad range of perspectives ultimately makes us a stronger and more informed society, even if we disagree with some of those views. That's why we have policies to help build a safer community.
Our Community Guidelines define what we allow and don't allow on YouTube. They exist so that we can protect the community from things such as harmful content, harassment and spam. They apply to everyone, and to all types of content on YouTube – such as videos, comments, links and thumbnails.
We have developed a set of resources to help creators understand copyright, protect their own copyrighted content and avoid violating copyright laws.
Since YouTube is available across the world, we have processes in place to comply with local law.