What copyright information do I need to know for starting my own website? 1 Answers as of November 09, 2010

I intend on operating a personal website. I may eventually want to put AdSense or other advertising on the site. I have several questions regarding patent/copyrights.

Can I link to commercial websites without permission?
Can I embed any YouTube videos that I want on the site?
Can I link to news articles without permission?
How can I ensure that the pictures I use are not copyrighted?
Lastly, do I even need to be worrying about all this in the first place?

Thanks in advance!

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Answers in order: Yes, No, Yes, Must contact the owner, Yes.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 11/9/2010
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