I am planning to take some youtube videos and embed them onto a section of my website. However, I would like to use screenshot images of the videos on the homepage for people to click on, which will lead them to the pages with the embedded videos. (ie how buzzfeed works)
Is it legal to do this (especially if I want to monetize with something like adsense, or at least accept donations)?'
I see other websites with ads on embedded youtube videos that have been up and running for years, but I want to be sure what the rules are for using screenshots of youtube videos on
At worst, I won't run any ads on the homepage if I can't use the screenshots. Thanks!