RE: [Videolib] Another Copyright Question

Konkel, Mary (
Mon, 14 Jun 2004 10:01:12 -0500

Not a copyright expert, but since ALA has experience with showcasing
books (cover, spines, etc.) on their series of READ posters, they may be
a good source to check. Ask for their legal folks. Browse through the
celebrity READ posters at the URL below to see how they've showcased the
various book titles.

Mary S. Konkel
Assistant Professor
Head of Technical Services
College of DuPage
Library SRC 3038A
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Voice: (630) 942-2662
Fax: (630) 858-8757

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Linda
Sent: Monday, June 14, 2004 8:48 AM
Subject: [Videolib] Another Copyright Question

This question has nothing to do with films, but I thought I would try to
take advantage of the copyright experts on this list.

Our library system has hired an artist to paint a mural in the lobby of
our newest branch. The artist would like to photograph a picture of
books on the shelf and use that in the mural. The picture would be of
the spines of the books, not the front covers. Is this legal or should
we ask the artist to make up his own titles? Thanks in advance!

Linda Stevens, Media Specialist
Harris County Public Library
8080 El Rio
Houston, Texas 77054

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