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Album cover of "The Simpsons Sing the Blues".


Fair Use

Fair use rationale for The Simpsons Sing the Blues

  • It is believed that the use of this image on the English-language Wikipedia to illustrate an article on the audio recording in question falls under the "Non-profit educational" clause of the Fair Use doctrine currently upheld by United States law. (17 U.S.C. § 107)
  • The image is irreplaceable; a free analogue is impossible to produce as the original will be covered by copyright for the foreseeable future
  • Owing to the limited web-resolution of the image, only a small portion of a copyrighted work is used
  • For the same reasons, the portion of the copyrighted work used is of inherently lower quality than the original, reducing the risk of competitiveness and therefore the effects of this copy on the market for or value of versions held by the owner of the copyright
Non-free media information and use rationale – non-free album cover for The Simpsons Sing the Blues

This is the front cover for the album The Simpsons Sing the Blues by the artist The Simpsons. The cover art copyright is believed to belong to 20th Century Fox Film Corp.




The Simpsons Sing the Blues

Portion used


Low resolution?


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 United States copyright law as described above.

Fair useFair use of copyrighted material in the context of The Simpsons Sing the Blues//


  1. Derived from a digital capture (scan/photo) of the album/CD cover (creator of this digital version is irrelevant as the copyright in all equivalent images is still held by the same party). Copyright held by the record company or the artist. Claimed as fair use regardless.

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current02:57, 21 December 2004Thumbnail for version as of 02:57, 21 December 2004300 × 298 (14 KB)Keyser Söze (talk | contribs)Album cover of "The Simpsons Sing the Blues". {{albumcover}}
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