Legality of CD cover archive?

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#1

Hey,

I’ve been wondering about the legality of the CD cover archive. Isn’t this some kind of copyright infringement if we upload photos or “art” without the permission of the owner?


#2

If there is someone who disagrees with a cover being present in the Cover Art Archive and owns the rights in it, they can request it to be removed (via a DMCA takedown notice to the Internet Archive). This has only happened a handful of times up to now, though.


#3

Anything that might or might not be a copyright infringement is on Internet Archive’s side. MetaBrainz never touch any images that are uploaded to the CAA. As per https://musicbrainz.org/doc/Cover_Art_Archive :


#4

And I’m very glad they shoulder that burden! :heart_eyes: