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Topic: Can I sell handbound books covered with paper I didn't design?  (Read 853 times)
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« on: January 02, 2008 07:22:05 PM »


So I just went over the 25 pages of the copyright thread and didn't find any information on this. I bind books and my local bookstore recently expressed interest in consigning some of them. The thing is, the papers I use to cover my books are often gift wraps with copyrighted designs. For example,

I've used paper with the pattern seen at http://www.luxepaperie.com/sngrivpasibo.html for endpapers. I've used a bunch of the maps printed by Cavallini &Co. Is it okay to sell books covered with these images? I'm a bit wary. My journals don't look like the paperbacks these companies sell themselves (they are typically coptic bound or hardbound with a cloth spine), but what are the rules surrounding the use of decorative paper?

Additionally, I have a bunch of posters from a museum exhibit on single family homes in austria. I've been cutting them up (they include photos and floor plans) for use on book covers also. Is it safe to assume that I can't sell these either? What do I do?

Any help is appreciated! Thanks in advance Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2008 02:44:22 AM »


I'm no expert on this but as far as I understand from my card making wrapping paper is a no. Some types of scrapbooking paper are also a no no, i have a feeling it was the K&co (K&K... something like that) brand that said there papers couldnt be made into something and resold but other brands/firms are fine.

Maybe it's possible to contact the companies where the papers came from and ask them?

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