Kinko's was on the losing end of a large copyright suit, so they are a bit jumpy. Book covers are amenable to copyright by the way, as are any other forms of expression. Titles cannot be copyrighted, but cover art definitely can be and is.
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Subject: RE: RARA-AVIS: paperbacks to poster
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> Book covers? Book covers are _not_ copyrightable. Period.
The artist(s) who painted the cover(s) might differ on that point. Or not.
> Even if a book cover has a logo on it, you can argue fair use, if you are
> an entire cover of which the logo is simply a part.
You can argue all you want, I'm afraid, but Kinko's won't do it...not the
ones I've been to, anyhow. Those clerks making $10/hour aren't any more
versed in the law than most of us, and if corporate policy says they don't
it, they don't it.
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