Ask a Business Lawyer. Get Business Law Questions Answered ASAP.
I am in Washington State, however, website will be available to users everywhere.
The site is called AskPolitics. Take a look at this design link and you will get a sense of what the concept and how images will be used.
In addition to politicians we want to use images of political figures, such as but not limited to, Rush Limbaugh or Chris Matthews.
My understanding is that images can be legally bought and used for editorial purposes. I alos read that editorial purposes is defined as being; newsworthy, educational, historical or generally conveys information about an event, place or activity.
We believe that the questions being asked by our users in themselves are educational and covey's information about political activity. We also plan on having political news feeds delivered in real time to the site. Additionally, each images would have a link to a historical bio on the political figure and we can even put a link to the political figures website.
Let us know what you think and please do not forward the link we sent you without our written permission.
The users will vote on the favorite text and video questions. The question with the most votes will be submitted by email or by written letter to the political figure. The political figure will know that say 100,000 people selected the question being presented to them as a question they would like answered. If the political figures answers we will post the answer. There is no gauranty they will answer and our users will be aware of this. We are hoping the power of numbers will influence the political figure to answer the question.
There is no cost to ask a question or to join the community or the site. We are not selling any images. The only revenue to the site will be from advertisers placing ads on various pages of the website.