Re: Using video covers for web graphics

Stan Diamond (
Mon, 29 Mar 1999 09:14:18 -0800 (PST)

It has always been my understanding that the graphics on the video sleeves
are copyrighted separately from the video contained within. Therefore, yes
you are in violation. Will anyone care? Possibly not, since you are
providing free advertising. However, you should attempt to get permission.


>I have a copyright question of sorts, and I'm hoping that someone here
>knows, or at least has an opinion.
>I have been scanning the covers from some of our newer video acquisitions to
>make web graphics out of them. I have used these scanned covers on our web
>page with the titles of the new items on our "What's New" page.
>My question is: Is this copyright infringement?
>Any insight would be helpful!!
>Adrienne Howard
>Audiovisual Library
>Portland Public Schools

Stan Diamond Mass Networks
Project Manager 91 Harvey Street
617-491-9944 Cambridge, MA 02140 617-491-8485 (fax)