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Can I insert the cover of a book that relates to my Wikipedia article?

asked 2017-03-29 17:21:29 -0500

I am working on an article through WikiEdu and would like to insert a picture of the cover of a book that relates to the article. I wasn't able to find it through Wikimedia Commons or Creative Commons.

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answered 2017-05-04 07:17:35 -0500

Hi Evan!

It ultimately depends on what the article is about. If the article is about a book, then the book cover can absolutely be uploaded to Wikipedia. If the article is about something that is similar to the book, I'd recommend against uploading the cover.

The reason for this is ultimately related to copyright laws, as fair use guidelines will permit us to upload book covers for an article about a book (so we can show what the book looks like).

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