Thank you for helping me! I have a very simple question but I just can't find the answer to it: Am I allowed to cut the music from the audio library of YouTube (the one in YouTube studio)? So for example if the music is 2 min long but your video is only 1 min long, are you allowed to delete the rest? I searched here, on YouTube and on the internet. I seem to not get an answer anywhere?

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YouTube hosts a couple of different licenses, the most common is YouTube Audio Library License, where you're allowed to edit/cut it down.

Second most common is Creative Commons, there in most cases you are allowed, expect in the case of ND (= Symbol)

  • Thank you very much! I'm sorry, what ND-symbol are you talking about? Mar 5, 2022 at 16:44
  • Creative Commons ND stands for No-Derivatives, meaning you cannot adapt the work. You can only use it to it's full extend as is. But I doubt YT Library will have any of that, it's most likely all CC-By. (CC-By is shown by a CC and an icon of a person, ND is shown by an equal sign) check creativecommons.org for more details on this. Mar 5, 2022 at 19:13

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