In a question I asked I would like to show the relevant page in the comic book. Is this allowed, and if so what citation should I use? I have it scanned in a jpeg format.


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I Am Not A Lawyer but this seems like fair use to me.

In US law, that means there are four important factors to consider:

  1. Purpose and character of the use
    In this case, it would most likely fall under "for nonprofit educational purposes".
  2. Nature of the copyrighted work
    Not really an issue here; it's not something that ought to be in the public domain.
  3. Amount and substantiality
    Just one page, not the whole book.
  4. Effect upon work's value
    It's not likely to decrease the value of the original work; one could argue it would increase.

Other jurisdictions often have similar provisions to allow quoting.

On this stack, we have a number of questions, like one about covers of comics, so quoting a page is nothing unusual.

In general, if you would have a hard time asking your question without it, it's probably okay to add it.


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