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Hi,
The Society for Cinema and Media Studies has an online publication,
"Fair Usage Publication of Film Stills" by Kristin Thompson, which,
with the appropriate caveats (that they list on the page), can be used
as a guideline for this.

http://www.cinemastudies.org/CJdocs/Thompson.htm
Cheers,
Lisa

On Wed, 5 Feb 2003 14:37:49 -0500 "Pizzato, Mark"
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> Does anyone know of cases where authors of academic books (monographs, not
> textbooks) were sued by film companies for using photo stills as
> illustrations without written permission?
>
> Or does "fair use" cover that--along with their use in periodical articles?
>
> What is the current risk in using production photos from films, as academic
> book illustrations, without permission?
>
> mp
>
> Mark Pizzato, PhD
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