Website and Copyright Issues
I was thinking about starting my own fansite or blog in one form or another, not sure how just yet. Images from the games would greatly improve my site, such as planets, characters etc. Although I wouldn’t overload it or anything.
So who would I ask permission from to use those types of images, trademark names, etc. on my site (Lucasfilms, Bioware, etc.)? Because I’d still have ads such as google adsense, and would be profiting from it in the form of a commercial website. Just don’t want to violate any copyright laws if I decide to create it.
Also, for the sites that already exist, do they pay royalties? Or are they technically already committing copyright infringement?