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Cover, Detectives, Inc.: A Terror of Dying Dreams ( Eclipse Enterprises, 1985), art by Gene Colan



Detectives Inc.

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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 cover 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 cover 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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Cover, Detectives, Inc .: A Terror of Dying Dreams (Eclipse Enterprises, 1985), art by Gene Colan



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current22:19, 5 January 2018Thumbnail for version as of 22:19, 5 January 2018270 × 369 (28 KB)DatBot (talk | contribs)Reduce size of non-free image (BOT - disable)
03:17, 8 December 2005No thumbnail292 × 400 (41 KB)Tenebrae (talk | contribs)Cover, ''Detectives, Inc .: A Terror of Dying Dreams'' (Eclipse Enterpries, 1985), art by Gene Colan Source:
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