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File:Snowcrash.jpg

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SummaryEdit

Non-free media information and use rationale – non-free book cover for Snow Crash
Description

This is the front cover art for the book Snow Crash written by Neal Stephenson. The book cover art copyright is believed to belong to the publisher, Bantam Books (USA), or the cover artist, Bruce Jensen.

Source

Scanned by uploader.

Article

Snow Crash

Portion used

The entire front cover. Because the image is a book cover, a form of product packaging, the entire image is needed to identify the product, properly convey the meaning and branding intended, and avoid tarnishing or misrepresenting the image.

Low resolution?

The copy is of sufficient resolution for commentary and identification but lower resolution than the original book cover. Copies made from it will be of inferior quality, unsuitable as artwork on pirate versions or other uses that would compete with the commercial purpose of the original artwork.

Purpose of use

Main infobox. The image is used for identification in the context of critical commentary of the work for which it serves as cover art. It makes a significant contribution to the user's understanding of the article, which could not practically be conveyed by words alone. The image is placed in the infobox at the top of the article discussing the work, to show the primary visual image associated with the work, and to help the user quickly identify the work and know they have found what they are looking for. Use for this purpose does not compete with the purposes of the original work, namely the book cover creator's ability to provide book cover design services and in turn marketing books to the public.

Replaceable?

As a book cover, the image is not replaceable by free content; any other image that shows the packaging of the book would also be copyrighted, and any version that is not true to the original would be inadequate for identification or commentary. Using a different image in the infobox would be misleading as to the identity of the work.

Other information

Use of the book cover in the article complies with Wikipedia non-free content policy and fair use under United States copyright law as described above.

Fair useFair use of copyrighted material in the context of Snow Crash//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Snowcrash.jpg

Fair use in Snow CrashEdit

Though this image is subject to copyright, its use is covered by the U.S. fair use laws because:

  1. It illustrates an educational article about the book from which the cover illustration was taken.
  2. The image is used as the primary means of visual identification of the article topic.
  3. The use of the cover will not affect the value of the original work or limit the copyright holder's rights or ability to distribute the original. In particular, copies could not be used to make illegal copies of the book.
  4. It is a low resolution image.
  5. The image is only a small portion of the commercial product.
  6. It is not replaceable with an uncopyrighted or freely copyrighted image of comparable educational value.

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