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Non-free media information and use rationale – non-free single cover true for Roll Over Beethoven

This is the cover art for the single Roll Over Beethoven by the artist Chuck Berry. The cover art copyright is believed to belong to the label, Chess, or the graphic artist(s).


Roll over Beethoven COVER source [1]


Roll Over Beethoven

Portion used

The entire cover: because the image is cover art, 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.

Low resolution?

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

Section. 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. Purpose must be stated here. 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. Using a different image would be misleading as to the identity of the work.

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 use Fair use of copyrighted material in the context of Roll Over Beethoven//


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current 06:55, 30 May 2017 Thumbnail for version as of 06:55, 30 May 2017316 × 314 (31 KB) DatBot ( talk | contribs)Reduce size of non-free image ( BOT - disable)
20:51, 22 November 2006No thumbnail514 × 512 (80 KB) The Equaliser ( talk | contribs)Roll over Beethoven COVER source []
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