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Non-free media information and use rationale for Detectives Inc.

Panel, Detectives Inc.: A Remembrance of Threatening Green ( Eclipse Enterprises, 1980), art by Marshall Rogers



Detectives Inc.

Portion used

Page-sized panel

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Purpose of use

To illustrate the historically significant publication — one of the publishing industry's earliest graphic novels — that is the subject of the article. Graphic novels are a visual medium, and it is difficult if not impossible to properly describe this graphic novel without an illustration of it.


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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 graphic novel from which the illustration was taken.
  2. The graphic novel is historically significant as one of the first modern graphic novels, as discussed within the article.
  3. The image is used as a primary means of visual identification of the article topic.
  4. The use of the illustration 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 graphic novel.
  5. It is a low-resolution image.
  6. The image is only a small portion of the commercial product.
  7. It is not replaceable with an uncopyrighted or freely copyrighted image of comparable educational value.
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Panel, "Detectives, Inc: A Remembrance of Threatening Green" by Don McGregor and Marshall Rogers



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current22:39, 20 October 2017Thumbnail for version as of 22:39, 20 October 2017290 × 342 (37 KB)DatBot (talk | contribs)Reduce size of non-free image (BOT - disable)
07:08, 14 July 2011No thumbnail368 × 435 (74 KB)DASHBot (talk | contribs)Bot: Rescaling Fair Use Image (shutoff)
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