File:PinkFloyd MastersofRock.jpg

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Fair use rationale: This is an image of lower quality than the original and is believed to qualify as fair use as it is only used to illustrate the album in question.

Non-free media information and use rationale – non-free album cover for The Best of the Pink Floyd / Masters of Rock

This is the front cover for the album Masters of Rock by the artist Pink Floyd. The cover art copyright is believed to belong to the label, EMI Records, or the graphic artist(s).
Cover of the Pink Floyd compilation album Masters of Rock.




The Best of the Pink Floyd / Masters of Rock

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?

Yes. 200x200px — low per Non-free content criteria according to Wikipedia:Non-free content. Only as much resolution as necessary to identify and show the style of artwork used for the article, not enough to be used for piracy

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. Illustrates the appearance of the album and identifies it by recognised features. 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. No free equivalent can equal this image — any would be a derivative of this artwork.

Other information

Image in this form is already widely distributed to identify the album as part of catalogues and reviews, so we degrade no market value by providing it ourselves.

Fair useFair use of copyrighted material in the context of The Best of the Pink Floyd / Masters of Rock//

File history

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current21:58, 3 June 2015Thumbnail for version as of 21:58, 3 June 2015288 × 300 (29 KB)TheKirby64 (talk | contribs)Original UK LP Vinyl founded on Discogs.
19:41, 29 August 2006No thumbnail200 × 200 (29 KB)Alcuin (talk | contribs)
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