Here's a useful discussion of the topic:
On Jul 23, 2010, at 9:41 PM, Mark Sullivan wrote:
> The artwork isn't protected by copyright?
> I mean, sure, making a poster for your own wall is fair use, but wouldn't it be a copyright infringement if you started selling copies of it?
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > From: email@example.com
> > Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 19:51:38 -0500
> > Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: paperbacks to poster
> > 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.
> > Jeff
> > > 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.
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