I was wondering if an image of a custom spartan would be copyright to 343, as well as in game emblems, because i was thinking of creating merchandise for my Youtube channel, if it is copyright, what would i have to do to be able to use the images? thanks!
The Emblems and Spartans would indeed fall under copyright. Basically you’ll need to contact either BS Angel or B for Bravo and find out if that is possible.
I wouldn’t get your hopes up though, Microsoft can be a tad touchy with this sorta stuff which is why most contracted machinima directors have to upload their content through Machinima.com to make money.