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|Non-free media information and use rationale – non-free scientific journal cover for Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society|
This is the front cover art for an edition of the scientific journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society . The copyright is believed to belong to Royal Astronomical Society and Oxford University Press.
As of 2013[update].
May be found at the following website: https://www.ras.org.uk/publications/journals.
The entire front cover. Because the image is the publication cover, 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.
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 work, namely the cover creator's ability to provide design services and in turn marketing of items to the public.
As a cover, the image is not replaceable by free content; any other image that shows the packaging of the item would also be copyrighted, and any version that is not true to the original would be inadequate for identification or commentary. Using a different image in the infobox would be misleading as to the identity of the work.
|This image is of a magazine cover, and the copyright for it is most likely held by either the publisher of the magazine or the individual contributors who worked on the cover depicted. It is believed that the use of low-resolution images of magazine covers|
|Note: If the image depicts a person or persons on the cover, it is not acceptable to use the image in the article of the person or persons depicted on the cover, unless used to directly illustrate a point about the publication of the image. Use of the image merely to depict a person or persons in the image will be removed.|
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