Hello I am an amateur photographer, have done a lot of photography over the years, but very little making of videos. As one of my very first ever elaborate video proejcts, I had an idea idea for a short video story, in which I was planning to use purchased toys as the story's characters. I then wondered how copyright issues might relate to this plan. Initially, I had planned to create the video and then post it publicly on YouTube. Now, after reading some basic info on copyrights, I am thinking that since I am using purchased toys in it, which have patents on them, I may not be able to share the film with the general public. I then wondered if it would be okay to post the video on YouTube as "unlisted" and share it only with friends, and/or link to it on my website. What are your views on this issue? Has this kind of question come up before? I searched online to try to find answers, but though I find information about using others' photos or writing, I can't find much about using toys. Is there a difference that you can see between commerical and non-commerical use, or would copyright apply to all use in a creative film project like this?