Please bear with me. Those who have read my posts before might know I am prone to worrying about these kinds of things…
I took a Philosophy of Religion course last semester and we used this book as one of our required texts. Well, like most books, it has the copyright statement “No part of this publication may be reproduced etc.”
Exceptions include things like private study and critical review.
I don’t imagine online bookstores violate copyright by having displaying images of the book, because the likelihood is they have permission as distributors.
Well, last semester, one day that I was at my desk and had the book laying there, I grabbed by little leopard (stuffed animal, had him for years) and placed him laying down on top of the cover of the book, positioned in such a way so that it appears his head is leaning on his paw, and he is contemplating the relationship between “Faith and Reason” (the title of the book). I set the picture as my background on my phone. The picture is meant to be both an amusement for me and a symbol. I happen to adore it but now I am concerned that by “reproducing” the cover I have violated the law?
Not even the whole cover is shown on the picture, just the top part of it (the body of my little leopard is covering the bottom part of the cover).
Am I sinning? (we’re required to abide by the laws of our countries/international agreements)
And yes I am serious. I’m finding that copyright law is a great occasion for scrupulosity.