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Non-free media information and use rationale – non-free album cover true for Never Gone

This is the cover art for the album Never Gone by the artist Backstreet Boys. The cover art copyright is believed to belong to the label, Jive Records, or the graphic artist(s).


The cover art can be obtained from Jive Records.


Never Gone

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

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. 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.

Other information

Use of the cover art in the article complies with Wikipedia non-free content policy and fair use under the copyright law of the United States as described above.

Fair useFair use of copyrighted material in the context of Never Gone//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Never_gone.jpgtrue


Fair use rationale for Never Gone[edit]

  1. No free or public domain images have been located for this album.
  2. The image is of lower resolution than the original cover.
  3. The image does not limit the copyright owners' rights to distribute the single in any way.
  4. For an article about a single, the cover artwork is very important and adds significantly to the article.
  5. This image is used on various websites, so its use on Wikipedia does not make it significantly more accessible than it already is.
  6. The cover is being used for informational purposes only.

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current11:05, 26 August 2015Thumbnail for version as of 11:05, 26 August 2015300 × 300 (105 KB)CyberFatal01 (talk | contribs)
04:43, 12 December 2010No thumbnail320 × 320 (33 KB)Gabe19 (talk | contribs)320x320
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