Been trying to find answers, but still a bit unsure of somethings:
1) Video - Less than 30 seconds, used as news, criticism, parody should be okay?
2) Celebrity / Sports Figures / Actors / Politicians - Using their images for news, criticism, parody and making clear they do not support or endorse your endeavor should be okay?
3) The Images - Using google images to collect images to be placed on the poll or used in videos could be copyright violation if the collected image isn't royalty free to use? (Assume the images / video aren't being sold but part of an affiliate campaign)
a) I've seen the same image used on many different sites / blogs, could be free to use or just "too small" for anyone to care? Or to know about?
Basically I'm trying to figure out the legality of the poll method and of using youtube to drive traffic. Could you include a Statement on the site and/or video saying you do not own the images and if the owner feels their rights are being violated, you will remove upon request? I've seen some sites say written request in a legal sounding way.
Or since no one has mentioned being sued / that it violates copyright, it doesn't and I'm just worrying over nothing?
Anyway, thanks. Got my head spinning.