Does YouTube own your content? 1 Reply They might. I’ve only uploaded material to Google Video, but for these reasons, I won’t be using YouTube any time soon.
I read this in the TOS: "you retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions. However, by submitting 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"Basically you still own it, but they can do with it what they please.