(Closed) Copyright laws for book covers?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Even if there were, I dont think I would worry about it at a private event. Only if this was a public fundraising event type.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Beckster329:  I think it’s fine.  You’re not using it for commercial gain.  

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

You’re not selling the pictures or anything, and I doubt if the authors will sue you for it.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Sorry i dont know the answer to your question..but HAve you thought about 2nd hand stores, ebay, amazon?

We are doing books as well..however all our books are xmas and wedding related. i went to the salvation army, good will and ebay and found TONS of books.. our limit was $3 a book..and that was for the ones i really wanted like James Pattersons A christmas wedding…

we ended up with a few extras as well.. so we will be stacking them on the tables, it wil be great extras for centerpieces and give the guests something to browse thru

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Beckster329:  From what I know of copyright laws – I worked for a university press –  you should be good to go.  (We’re actually naming our tables after favorite authors and using book covers on the place cards!)

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

@Beckster329:  Have you tried second hand stores? They may be 50 cents a book!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

That would likely be covered under fair use guidelines, so you should be fine. You aren’t making a profit, and you’re not passing these things off as your own work. If you print them yourself, you should have no problem. A print shop *may* refuse to print them for you, but you can check if you can’t do it privately.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

Since you aren’t making a profit, and your doing this isn’t diminishing the value of the original work in any way, I think you should be fine. Even if one of your wedding guests is a HUGE asshole and reports you, I can’t imagine someone at the publishing companies caring. Compared to piracy, plaigarism, and the like, your wedding is small peanuts.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@HeathenSwan:  +1 – I created a magazine as an honors thesis project in college, and I had express written consent from all of the advertisers to use the ads i placed, but I didn’t get any sort of OK on the photos I used throughout my articles. So when I went to Kinko’s to get it printed professionally, they wouldn’t do it, even though this was a school project and not used to make money, etc.

@EffieTrinket: +1

 

In place of table numbers we did Andy Warhol prints, which I scanned out of a book and printed using a laser printer. Those are obviously copyrighted pieces of art, but we weren’t selling them or trying to pass them off as our own, so it was totally fine.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Beckster329:  You’re welcome!!! I’m ordering them too, my Fiance and I are both engineers so we’re having science-themed tables but we’re having an outdoor wedding, so we can string pictures around trees. We’re going to do something like this:

cute for outdoor party #ideia #decoracao #fotografia

 

with those Penguin postcards, since I’m a huge bookworm. So excited 🙂

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

@MsVoyageur:  This is a really neat idea! Might have to get some for myself!

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