On 24/02/2008, WJhonson(a)aol.com <WJhonson(a)aol.com> wrote:
Would you not agree that a book cover can be used in an article about:
1) The book
2) The author
Unless they drew the cover art
Image:Equal Rites full.jpg has in a place in [[Josh Kirby]]. [[Terry
Pratchett]] not so much
3) The subject
For example a biography of Mahatma Gandhi, could be used in an article about
Doesn't that seem eminently sensible?
Not really. The cover of a bio of Gandhi isn't of much significance or
relivance to the article and would mean we have no chance of makeing a
claim based on criticism, comment. It might just be possible to make a
case for using a poster of the Richard Attenborough film but it would
be pretty weak given the content of the article.
An album cover of for example a Rolling Stones album
could be used in a
article about the Rolling Stones?
The issue of album covers is unsettled.