Copyright law is confusing. Even lawyers have trouble grasping copyright law, so it stands to reason that regular ol' content producers on YouTube would have trouble as well. Don't worry - YouTube and its puppet pals are here to help.
Yes, you heard that right - puppets. The YouTube Help channel recently uploaded a "YouTube Copyright Basics" video starring a colorful cast of puppets that help explain the core concepts of copyright law and how to avoid infringing said copyright on YouTube.
The above video explains how to file a copyright complaint, how to file a dispute, the difference between manual takedowns and content ID takedowns, and fair use. It's also really funny.
If you want to know more about the importance of copyright on YouTube, check out YouTube's copyright center.[h/t: boing boing]