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“Fair use” of someone else’s work is a very fact-intensive inquiry. Before you use anyone’s work as a basis for your own, you should learn the ins and outs of fair use—a good starting place is here: http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html. You should also learn the law surrounding what is and is not protectable under copyright law—try here to start: http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-protect.html. The second link goes to your question about “Russian Roulette” and highlights an area where one should tread particularly carefully assuming that someone else’s work is not sufficiently “original” to warrant protection can lead to unwanted legal exposure.