|Re: The wonders of eBay|
Subject: Re: The wonders of eBay
by Stu on 2009/3/7 18:45:01
I must admit, I'd love to see the copyright holder (HarperCollins, I guess) stamping out the commercial sale of these facsimilie Dustjackets. Just because they are copies of older books doesn't mean that it isn't a violation of copyright. As soon as they are produced for commercial sale, any notion of "fair use" goes out of the window.
There are enough examples of books with genuine DJs in existence that these have no purpose from a historical perspective, and are primarily used to make a fast-dollar so that books in poor condition or missing DJs can be tarted up.
Having said that, I can see why it isn't really worth the effort for HC to do so (there isn't really any gain for them).