Happy to say that after about two months of intricate research I think i'm now pulling myself out of the early stages of my online project/idea/model or whatever, and i'm now digging into the more meatier topics. I even have a new site up and running (a blog based on things I know about) just so i can learn the process before I start looking to buy and invest in some more.
One thing I wanted to get clarification on is the legal use of images. The various relevant images that we all see on websites, were they ALL designed by the site owners? an if not did they all actually go through the procedure of getting copyright priviliges from whoever did design it?
Search engines offer lots and lots of useful images and if they are not watermarked can we not use them? has anyone here ever been cautioned regarding this, and what are the ramifications? Before i banish this into a grey area category, and especially since i dont like grey, i was wondering if anyone could fill me in.