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Non-free media information and use rationale – non-free album cover true for Boston (album)

This is the cover art for Boston by the artist Boston. The cover art copyright is believed to belong to the label, Epic/CBS Record, Cover Design by Paula Scher, at the time working for CBS records, now one of the most famous graphic designers in the world., or the graphic artist(s).




Boston (album)

Portion used

The entire cover: because the image is cover art, 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 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 artwork, namely the artist's providing graphic design services to music concerns and in turn marketing music to the public.


As musical cover art, the image is not replaceable by free content; any other image that shows the packaging of the music would also be copyrighted, and any version that is not true to the original would be inadequate for identification or commentary.

Other information

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

Fair useFair use of copyrighted material in the context of Boston (album)//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BostonBoston.jpgtrue


File history

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current19:04, 3 February 2019Thumbnail for version as of 19:04, 3 February 2019300 × 300 (163 KB)Vladislav Volcheck (talk | contribs)HQ version
06:04, 13 January 2016No thumbnail318 × 312 (19 KB)Theo's Little Bot (talk | contribs)Reduce size of non-free image (BOT - disable)
22:13, 11 January 2016No thumbnail1,400 × 1,377 (267 KB)ShadZ01 (talk | contribs)Added same artwork of the album but in better image view.
02:18, 26 January 2013No thumbnail300 × 300 (44 KB)Jasper the Friendly Punk (talk | contribs) (File Upload Wizard)
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