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We realize that some images are subject to copyright, their use is covered by the U.S. fair use laws because:

1. It's a low resolution copy of a Film Poster/VHS or DVD Cover.

2. It doesn't limit the copyright owner's rights to sell the film in any way, in fact, it may encourage sales.

3. Because of the low resolution, copies could not be used to make illegal copies of the artwork/image.

4. The images are themself a subject of discussion in the articles or used in the infobox thereof.

5. The images are significant because they are used to promote notable films.

Fair Use

Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. § 107, reprinted here:

“Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 17 U.S.C. § 106 and 17 U.S.C. § 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include:

the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;

the nature of the copyrighted work;

the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and

the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work. The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.”