I am a college student aspiring to learn Chinese.
Youtube has a wealth of resources available for learning Chinese - intructors, videos with subtitles, example sentences, movies... I was wondering the legality of writing down, recording, learning and even reproducing sentences I've learned from Youtube, but I don't want to violate copyright.
According to this article it seems that all youtube videos are copyrighted. And according to what I've researched on copyright, I've had difficulty trying to apply what I've found to this very niche situation. Although this quora question somewhat relates - someone asking about if dictionary example sentences are copyrighted.
The problem I face is that if someone has content in a YouTube video, does that automatically make it copyrighted? Can sentences be copyrighted? Or is it just the "video" -> the collection of ideas and - not the "content" inside of the video that is copyrighted? Provided the content is not copyrighted in the first place. After all, any sentence is conveying an idea in a specific combination of words. How can this be copyrighted even though it seems that is the condition for copyright - a specific way of expressing a certain idea?
In one case, I want to learn/copy example sentences from this video which is a compilation of common Chinese sentences/phrases. Another case, these sentences are already transcribed by this YouTuber. Thank you. I'm willing to elaborate more if needed.