Re: RARA-AVIS: paperbacks to poster

From: Karin Montin (
Date: 23 Jul 2010

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    Can't a photographer, for example, copyright the picture used on a cover? I don't know about painters.


    On 23/07/2010 8:51 PM, Jeff Vorzimmer wrote:
    > 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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