Book covers? Book covers are _not_ copyrightable. Period.
Even if a book cover has a logo on it, you can argue fair use, if you are reproducing an entire cover of which the logo is simply a part.
I get a get a kick out of publishers, some on this very list, in fact, who claim a copyright to their covers. They obviously didn't check with their lawyers.
> Actually, you may find that many printing stores -- especially the larger
> chains like Kinkos, et al, will not do copies or enlargements of book covers
> (hardcover or paperback) because of fears of copyright infringements.
> Because their policy is a blanket one, it doesn't matter if it's today's
> bestseller or a book from decades ago...they simply won't do it.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 23 Jul 2010 EDT