Yeah, the law is pretty unclear.
I don't think LT or Wikipedia are taking an unreasonable risk. Odds are,
the publishers aren't going to complain. If they do, and you are willing
to go to court, it's a toss up as to whether you'd win or not.
Thomas Dowling wrote:
> On 08/07/2008 04:04 PM, Jonathan Rochkind wrote:
>> I am actually pretty certain that Amazon _has_ licensed their covers,
>> and particularly from Syndetics.
> Contrariwise, Wikipedia includes book and DVD covers and movie
> posters, with a pretty verbose explanation of why they think they're
> allowed to do so (see for example
> I guess they just define their use as allowed and wait for someone to
> challenge them on it?
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The Sheridan Libraries
Johns Hopkins University
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